Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education

Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education

Educational Linguistics is dedicated to innovative studies of language use and language learning. The series is based on the idea that there is a need for studies that break barriers. Accordingly, it provides a space for research that ...

Author: Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319491400

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book discusses aspects of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the specific context of language and literacy education. It addresses epistemological perspectives, methodological problems, and practical considerations related to research involvements in areas of language education and literacy studies rather than generic issues of other fields of social sciences. The volume starts with Theoretical Considerations in the first part and raises some epistemological and theoretical concerns that are rarely debated in the specific context of research on language and literacy teaching. The second part, Methodological Approaches explores issues of the design and implementation of language and literacy education research within the framework of some of the major established qualitative research traditions. Finally, the part on Research in Action discusses practical aspects of a few actual instances of qualitative research on language and literacy education in different contexts.
Categories: Education

Language Literacy and Learning in Educational Practice

Language  Literacy  and Learning in Educational Practice

They are claiming that literacy is learnt in much the same way , and to some extent at the same time , as oral language . Both oral language and literacy development are dependent on an appropriate context for the ' natural development ...

Author: Barry Stierer

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 185359217X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

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"Language and literacy are highly contested areas of the curriculum. Questions of what should be taught, how it should be taught, and who should control such decisions, are increasingly subjected to public scrutiny, debate and challenge in a manner which is often more reflection of competing social and political values than of theory and research evidence." "In recent years there has been a rapid development of new conceptual frameworks for understanding language literacy and learning, from such diverse fields as anthropology, cultural studies, social psychology, and critical linguistics. The papers in this collection have been chosen because they will help readers to consider ways in which these new developments in theory and research may be applied to everyday practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Literacy and Learning

Language  Literacy  and Learning

... 118 Words, 117, 120, 121, 123, 145, 193, 253, 255, 298 Signed languages, 63, 188 Simple view Of reading, 19, 118, ... 46 Superordination, 84 Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy (SKILL), 136 Supramarginal gyrus, 37 Switch, ...

Author: Meredith Saletta Fitzgibbons

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 9781635503623

Category: Medical

Page: 345

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Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is an academic textbook for graduate students studying speech-language pathology and a useful clinical resource for practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This text explores how aspects of orthography and word learning relate to speech production and reading comprehension in children and adults with typical development or language learning differences. It is essential that SLPs assess and treat language and literacy skills in their clients. This text is uniquely designed to help SLPs build their own skillsets in facilitating the development of the literacy skills that are crucial for navigating educational, vocational, and recreational experiences. This evidence-based resource includes clinical examples to support chapter information, with a focus on the science of reading and writing, typical and exceptional reading and writing development, and assessments and interventions for individuals with reading and writing differences. The author uses a student-friendly writing style that promotes learning at various levels of thinking: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Key Features: * An overview of current and influential theoretical models, the research supporting these models, and the evidence challenging each model * Detailed table of current published and standardized reading assessments for children, adolescents, and adults * Chapters featuring interviews with family members or teachers of individuals who have had experience with reading differences * Highlights of the accessibility and cultural implications of the presented information * Supplementary activities for instructors to conduct in class to support learning Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is also a useful resource for special education teachers who work with students experiencing reading differences.
Categories: Medical

Language and Literacy 3 7

Language and Literacy 3 7

This practical guide considers the research evidence that is needed to inform enlightened practice, and offers concrete suggestions and teaching approaches for early years settings and classrooms.

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849202695

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This practical guide considers the research evidence that is needed to inform enlightened practice, and offers concrete suggestions and teaching approaches for early years settings and classrooms. This comprehensive book shows the 'what' the 'how' and the 'why' of innovative, creative practice for teaching language and literacy. The author clearly examines how young children learn to use both spoken and written language, and shows how to assess, plan and teach for the effective learning of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each chapter includes case studies, learning and teaching suggestions and further reading, and topics covered include: o Learning to communicate o Developing spoken language in early years settings and classrooms o The links between oracy and literacy o The inter-relatedness of the literacy process o Teaching literacy holistically o The assessment of language and literacy o Supporting literacy in Keystage 1, teaching reading and teaching writing for different purposes o Children and books o Teaching children for whom English is an additional language o Language, literacy, learning and ICT.
Categories: Education

Assessing Academic Literacy in a Multilingual Society

Assessing Academic Literacy in a Multilingual Society

and planning goal, i.e. literacy acquisition (Liddicoat, 2007a: 1), a matter that receives less attention in the case of European higher education. Although the Framework for Language Planning Goals (Kaplan & Baldauf, 2003: 202) does ...

Author: Albert Weideman

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788926225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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South African universities face major challenges in meeting the needs of their students in the area of academic language and literacy. The dominant medium of instruction in the universities is English and, to a much lesser extent, Afrikaans, but only a minority of the national population are native speakers of these languages. Nine other languages can be media of instruction in schools, which makes the transition to tertiary education difficult enough in itself for students from these schools. The focus of this book is on procedures for assessing the academic language and literacy levels and needs of students, not in order to exclude students from higher education but rather to identify those who would benefit from further development of their ability in order to undertake their degree studies successfully. The volume also aims to bring the innovative solutions designed by South African educators to a wider international audience.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Literacy and Diversity

Language  Literacy and Diversity

A basic challenge that remains isto draw on the linguistic and cultural practices of this Tongan community in order to assist these young children inthe move into schooled literacy. AsJones Díaz (2007, 32)argues, itis®essential that ...

Author: Christopher Stroud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136687235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Language, Literacy and Diversity brings together researchers who are leading the innovative and important re-theorization of language and literacy in relation to social mobility, multilingualism and globalization. The volume examines local and global flows of people, language and literacy in relation to social practice; the role (and nature) of boundary maintenance or disruption in global, transnational and translocal contexts; and the lived experiences of individuals on the front lines of global, transnational and translocal processes. The contributors pay attention to the dynamics of multilingualism in located settings and the social and personal management of multilingualism in socially stratified and ethnically plural social settings. Together, they offer ground-breaking research on language practices and documentary practices as regards to access, selection, social mobility and gate-keeping processes in a range of settings across several continents: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Oral language, literacy skills and response to literature. In Squire (Ed.), The dynamics of language learning: Research in the language arts (pp. 147-183). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers in English.

Author: David K. Dickinson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593855772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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Current research increasingly highlights the role of early literacy in young children's development--and informs practices and policies that promote success among diverse learners. The Handbook of Early Literacy Research presents cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the early years. Volume 2 provides additional perspectives on important topics covered in Volume 1 and addresses critical new topics: the transition to school, the teacher-child relationship, sociodramatic play, vocabulary development, neuroimaging work, Vygotskian theory, findings from international studies, and more.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Developing Adult Literacy

Developing Adult Literacy

Many educational programmes start with mother-tongue literacy.Primary schools often use local languages as both a medium for education and the language of initial literacy before moving on to the use of dominant languages in secondary ...

Author: Juliet McCaffery

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855985967

Category: Education

Page: 289

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This book will help those who plan and develop literacy initiatives; using case studies from literacy programmes in many countries including Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mali, Nigeria, the Philippines and Uganda, it demonstrates the importance of literacy, its power to improve lives, and the role literacy plays in social and economic development.
Categories: Education

No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners

No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners

These researchers reported that as Spanish was used more between teachers and children, there were increases in teacher perceptions of Group together the same language for some literacy activities. children who speak Teaching Principle ...

Author: Theresa A. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452209975

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Combining theory with proven teaching strategies, this resource helps preschool educators produce strong language and literacy outcomes for English learners ages 3 to 5.
Categories: Education

Reconceptualizing Connections between Language Literacy and Learning

Reconceptualizing Connections between Language  Literacy and Learning

This edited volume unpacks the familiar concepts of language, literacy and learning, and promotes dialogue and bridge building within and across these concepts.

Author: Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030269944

Category: Education

Page: 279

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This edited volume unpacks the familiar concepts of language, literacy and learning, and promotes dialogue and bridge building within and across these concepts. Its specific interest lies in bridging the gap between Literacy Studies (or New Literacy Studies), on the one hand, and SLA and scholarship in learning in multilingual contexts, on the other. The chapters in the volume center-stage empirical analysis, and each addresses gaps in the scholarship between the two domains. The volume addresses the need to engage with the concepts, categorizations and boundaries that pertain to language, literacy and learning. This need is especially felt in our globalized society, which is characterized by constant, fast and unpredictable mobility of people, goods, ideas and values. The editors of this volume are founding members of the Nordic Network LLL (Language, Literacy and Learning). They have initiated a string of workshops and have discussed this theme at Nordic meetings and at symposia at international conferences.
Categories: Education