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Constantinou, Filio – Language and Education, 2019
The construct of language competence lies at the heart of language education, underpinning key processes such as language teaching and language assessment. Acknowledging its prominent position in the field of language education and seeking to illuminate its nature, this study attempted to trace the historical trajectory of the construct of…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Educational History, Secondary School Students, Native Language Instruction
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Mills, Kathy A. – Language and Education, 2019
While humour and laughter create conditions that are conducive for learning, different forms of children's humour have been given little attention in research on digital media, literacy learning, and multimodal design. Applying a Bakhtinian lens, we analyse carnivalesque videos created by elementary students as part of the formal curriculum. We…
Descriptors: Humor, Films, Learning Processes, Literacy
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Flynn, Naomi; Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language and Education, 2018
This article examines the relationship between policy and practice for the teaching of children with English as an additional language (EAL) in English schools. It contributes original insights into how teachers are supported or restricted in developing the nuances of pedagogy needed for children new to English. The reported research took place…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Johnson, David Cassels – Language and Education, 2018
The articles in this issue of "Language and Education" highlight three important areas of research that inspire empirical investigation and theoretical debate in the field of language policy and planning (LPP): (1) the tension between power and agency, (2) the multi-layered nature of policy-making, and (3) researcher positionality. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Language Planning, Educational Policy
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Kirsch, Claudine – Language and Education, 2018
There is a recognised need for multilingual pedagogies as these capitalise on children's resources. Language policies calling for monolingual or multilingual policies are, however, not easily translated into pedagogical practices. Teachers play a crucial role in the process of policy implementation because they negotiate policies and adapt them in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Planning, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction
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Panagiotopoulou, Julie A.; Rosen, Lisa – Language and Education, 2018
This article reports on the initial findings from an ethnographic study conducted in a preparatory class for young refugees in Cologne, Germany. Focusing on the current language policy which aims to integrate newly arrived children into the German society through language assimilation in schools, this study examines how such policies (re)produce…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Educational Policy, Social Integration
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Tarnanen, Mirja; Palviainen, Åsa – Language and Education, 2018
As policy agents, teachers are involved in representing and reproducing language education policies in their talk, practices and classroom interaction. Contemporary Finland and its education system are experiencing times of change from the increased globalisation and dynamic flows of migration. This has affected the most recent Finnish curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Multilingualism, Educational Policy
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Anderson, Jim; Chung, Yu-Chiao; Macleroy, Vicky – Language and Education, 2018
This article presents findings from the global literacy project, Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling (MDST), which provides a means of nurturing and reflecting multiliteracies in practice. It recognises the power of storytelling and the space stories offer both for self-representation and for engaging with otherness. It draws…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Multilingualism
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Hurdus, Jeremy; Lasagabaster, David – Language and Education, 2018
Most agency-focused research in language-in-education policy compares codified intention to reality. Such an approach implies that the policy in question is ontologically stable and can therefore act as the benchmark against which to compare practice. Operating under the notion that ontologically grounded methodologies are susceptible to missing…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Ethnography, Spanish
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Mäntynen, Anne – Language and Education, 2018
This article focuses on the regulation of student writing by exploring a specific form of such writing, "the maturity test." In Finnish universities, the maturity test is a compulsory part of a bachelor's degree in which students demonstrate their familiarity with the topic of their bachelor's thesis, as well as their mother tongue…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Familiarity
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Tusting, Karin – Language and Education, 2018
This article addresses how academics navigate different kinds of prestige and different systems of value around what 'counts' in academic writing, focusing particularly on the impact of the genre regime associated with research evaluation in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). It draws on data from an Economic and Social Research Council…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, College Faculty, Research, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Mortensen, Janus – Language and Education, 2018
The article provides a micro-analytical perspective on processes of collaborative writing among university students at an international BA program in Denmark, investigating the extent to which language regulation takes place as part of the students' joint writing activities and exploring the language ideological underpinnings of such regulatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Undergraduate Students, Writing Processes
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Salö, Linus – Language and Education, 2018
The dominance of English in scientific production raises issues in relation to certain responsibilities of Swedish universities, linked to the dissemination of knowledge and the development of the Swedish language. In light of this, the article deals with Swedish-language summaries (SLSs) in English-language doctoral theses. It treats the SLS as…
Descriptors: Universities, Swedish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Language and Education, 2018
During a study conducted in two Grade 4 classrooms, the students were provided with numerous opportunities to engage with multimodal print and digital texts, and various compositional tools and devices. The eight- and nine-year-old students' participation in the research included the reading and discussing of, and writing about graphic novels.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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