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Gillen, Julia; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Language and Education, 2017
The right to share the social heritage of a nation is an element of citizenship closely associated with education. Social heritage is understood as the negotiation of understandings within a dialectical understanding of social practice across multiple timescales. In this paper the meaning-making practices of one young child concerned with beavers…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Self Concept, Kindergarten, Family Environment
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Kellogg, David – Language and Education, 2017
The late Ruqaiya Hasan was an enthusiastic but exacting reader of Vygotsky: she reproached him for lacking a theory of language use, for using an asocial model of education without class variation in semantic code, and above all for using an atomistic unit of analysis, namely lexical word meaning. In this paper, I take up these criticisms and…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Semantics, Korean, Language Acquisition
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Holm, Lars – Language and Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to examine teachers' constructions of the literacy competence levels of multilingual students. The study is based on a Latour-inspired theoretical understanding of standardised literacy testing as a social practice, and focuses on teachers' perceptions of and practices concerning compulsory national standardised literacy…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Literacy Education, Standardized Tests, Elementary School Students
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Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana – Language and Education, 2017
Access to digital technology in the classroom enables the composition and organization of ideas on screen with a variety of semiotic systems of different modes and media. This study explores patterns of communication and preference of design in digital meaning-making of twelve 7-8 years old students. Meanings were shaped in complex uses and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Elementary School Students, Information Technology, Cultural Influences
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Tanner, Marie – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, I examine the relation between literacy events and literacy practices in classroom interaction and add to ongoing discussions in the field of NLS about the transcontextual nature of literacy and how local literacy events are linked to broader literacy practices. It specifically focuses on how the link between literacy events and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Metacognition
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Segal, Aliza; Pollak, Itay; Lefstein, Adam – Language and Education, 2017
Dialogic pedagogy is widely viewed as an excellent means of educating students for civic participation in deliberative democracy. While many intervention-based studies have researched dialogic teaching and learning, we know very little about the enactment of dialogic and related ideas "in the wild," in regular classrooms. This paper…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Persuasive Discourse, Disadvantaged
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Lin, Angel M. Y.; Lo, Yuen Yi – Language and Education, 2017
There has been a rich literature on the role of language in learning and on its role in knowledge (co-)construction in the science classroom. This literature, rooted in social semiotics theories and sociocultural theories, discussed research conducted largely in contexts where students are learning content in their first language (L1). In this…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Teaching Methods
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Howe, Christine; Mercer, Neil – Language and Education, 2017
This commentary discusses the four papers that comprise the special issue on dialogic teaching and learning, while making general observations that apply across the field as a whole. Similarities and differences are identified over the concepts of "dialogue" and "dialogic pedagogy". The possibility is raised that some aspects…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Faculty Development, Cost Effectiveness
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Haneda, Mari; Teemant, Annela; Sherman, Brandon – Language and Education, 2017
We investigate the instructional coaching interactions between a kindergarten teacher and an experienced coach using the analytic lens of dialogic teaching. The data were collected in the context of a US professional development project that supports urban elementary school teachers in enacting critical sociocultural teaching practices. We…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
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Hermansson, Carina – Language and Education, 2017
This paper arose out of a shared concern about how to explore young children's ways of becoming-writers. A framework based on the nomad thought of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari was used to develop the analysis. A situated, relational and nomadic analysis offers insights into how processes of becoming-writers are produced,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Qualitative Research, Swedish, Early Childhood Education
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Olin-Scheller, Christina; Tengberg, Michael – Language and Education, 2017
Taking Swedish secondary school students as a point of departure, this article focuses on aspects of teaching and learning critical literacy and specifically on what students identify as argumentative text structure. Challenges connected to teaching critical literacies can be considered quite big, since studies show that students have difficulties…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Secondary School Students, Metacognition
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Kwon, Jungmin – Language and Education, 2017
This qualitative study investigates immigrant mothers' beliefs and practices toward supporting maintenance of their children's heritage language (HL) in the context of transnationalism. The data are primarily drawn from formal and informal interviews and observations of six mothers who immigrated to the United States from Japan and Korea. The…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Mothers, Native Language, Heritage Education
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Ndebele, Hloniphani; Zulu, Nogwaja S. – Language and Education, 2017
Over the past few decades, there has been an increased awareness of the strategic role of indigenous African languages in multilingual South Africa. This article discusses the strategic role that indigenous languages could and should play in the promotion of multilingual South Africa. The article pays attention to bilingual education and the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language of Instruction, African Languages, Bilingualism
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van Drie, Jannet; van de Ven, Piet-Hein – Language and Education, 2017
In this study, we explored how students make use of whole-class interaction in individual writing. Although various studies show the importance of classroom interaction for writing, little is known about how this works, particularly in history. Starting point is the idea that learning can move from the interpersonal level in classroom discourse to…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication, History Instruction
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Wang, Xiqiao – Language and Education, 2017
The study is situated in a bridge writing course that serves multilingual international students during their first year in college. Based on interviews with 36 Chinese international students and detailed tracing of one focal student's literacy activities, this study examines the social production of a translocal literacy learning space that spans…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Writing Instruction, Introductory Courses
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