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Filipi, Anna – TESOL in Context, 2018
This paper reports on a small scale study of category building in the context of English language learning. The data for the current study is derived from the interviews with two students, one from China and the other from Mongolia, in two schools in Melbourne. The study uses Membership Categorization Analysis to give an account of identity by…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Hattingh, Sherene; Kettle, Margaret; Brownlee, Joanne – TESOL in Context, 2017
The increase of internationalisation in Australian schools marks this as a significant teaching and learning experience for many teachers, specifically those in the secondary school. This case study of a secondary school investigated the concerns of teachers impacted by the implementation of an internationalisation policy. The study examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Instruction, Curriculum
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Creagh, Sue – TESOL in Context, 2014
Teachers are now experiencing the age of quantitative test-driven assessment, in which there is little weight accorded to teacher-based judgement about student progress. In the Australian context, the NAPLaN test has become a driving force in school and teacher accountability. The language of NAPLaN is one of bands and numerical scores and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Morgan, Anne Marie – TESOL in Context, 2009
Currently each state and territory in Australia offers its own range of ESOL services and programs, guided by policy and supported by funding from both national, state and territory authorities, with some variations occurring across jurisdictions (government, independent, Catholic). The National Curriculum Board (now renamed the Australian…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning