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...In recent times a perceived need has emerged to re-engage citizens locally, nationally and globally in social and political activity. Between the national and the global lies the European sphere, and ‘education for citizenship...

Mind, Society, and Literacy

Developing Culturally and Historically Sensitive Teacher Education : Global Lessons from a Literacy Education Program

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The human brain is the result of, at the level of the species, hundreds of thousands of years of evolution; and, at the individual level, a lifetime of biological maturation and social mediation. Originally serving to enable the human...

Foreign Language Assistants in Schools: making sure of the future

Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

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...There are more than six billion language learners in the world, of whom only a minority suffer from the disability of monolingualism. The fact that [the Language Assistants programme] has outlasted empires and survived...

The Development of Plurilingual Literacy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In this chapter we are concerned with the development of pupils’ plurilingual literacy. We begin by summarizing the trajectory of literacy development described in the Primary School Curriculum (PSC); we then provide examples of pupils...

Linguistic Knowledge and Literacy Education

Developing Culturally and Historically Sensitive Teacher Education : Global Lessons from a Literacy Education Program

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter focuses on how the discipline of linguistics can benefit literacy educators in helping students navigate an increasingly complex discursive and symbolic world. Linguistics refers to the scientific study of language and its...

Miss Wu’s pedagogy

Xin-min Zheng

Xin-min Zheng is Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chris Davison

Chris Davison is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Pedagogy : Analysing ELT Teachers in China

Continuum, 2008

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...Introduction This chapter focuses on describing and interpreting Miss Wu’s beliefs, design and practices. For the convenience of comparison and analysis, Chapter 5 and 6 follow the same format...

Life in the Principalship during Challenging Times: A New South African Principal’s Perspective

New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

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...Background Frank Joubert Primary School is situated in Schauderville, a suburb of the coastal city of Port-Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The school caters to students in grades 1 through 7. There are 582 students...

Motivation and Identity of the Stakeholders: The Case of Hong Kong

Mark Feng Teng

Mark Feng Teng is a language teacher educator with extensive teaching and research experience in China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wang Lixun

Wang Lixun is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Identity, Motivation, and Multilingual Education in Asian Contexts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...After the political transition in 1997, the Hong Kong government adopted the ‘biliterate and trilingual’ policy, aiming to help Hong Kong citizens to become biliterate in written Chinese and English, and trilingual in Cantonese, Putonghua...

Classics and Twenty-First-Century Skills

Arlene Holmes-Henderson

Arlene Holmes-Henderson is the postdoctoral researcher for the Classics in Communities project in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. Arlene has a wealth of professional experience from the classroom, having taught Classics in both Scotland and England for more than a decade. She has conducted comparative educational research in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and now provides expert advice to a number of international governments and qualification organisations in the field of language education policy. In addition to researching Classics education, she provides teacher training in schools around the world Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This chapter explores the relationship between Classics and twenty-first-century skills. The first section focuses on the cultivation of skills through the study of Classics in schools. Literacy, communication skills and critical thinking...

Post-War Perspectives: what Europe meant for education then, what it means for us now

John Sayer

John Sayer is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Department of Education, UK, and Trustee of the English Trust for European Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

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...Introduction This chapter recalls the background, spirit and intentions of key stages in the post-war movements Churchill called ‘Europeanism’ Address to Council of Europe opening assembly, 17 August 1949...