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Exemption And Exclusion From French Second Language Programs In Canada: Consideration Of Novice Teachers’ Rationales, Katy Arnett, Callie Mady Jul 2018

Exemption And Exclusion From French Second Language Programs In Canada: Consideration Of Novice Teachers’ Rationales, Katy Arnett, Callie Mady

Exceptionality Education International

This case study is focused on a small group of novice teachers of French as a second language (FSL) in the Canadian K–12 context. More specifically, it presents the perceptions and ideas that inform new teachers’ views toward the suitability of French as a second language and toward exemption and/or exclusion for two populations: students who are English language learners (ELLs) and students with learning difficulties and other special needs. The data from the current study are drawn from semi-structured interviews implemented over the first four years of a larger five-year study. The findings reveal that there was ...


A Comparative Study Of Immigrant Children Starting Childcare, Karen Guo Feb 2018

A Comparative Study Of Immigrant Children Starting Childcare, Karen Guo

Exceptionality Education International

This comparative study investigated the experiences of starting childcare of three immigrant children in three different learning environments in New Zealand. The notion of learning environment was explored as a way of thinking about how different people, places, and approaches to learning have interacted to create a particular site for the children’s beginning experiences in early childhood settings. The study sheds light on multiple perceptions and experiences with regard to immigrant children and their learning. Child observations, child interviews, and teacher and parent interviews were conducted in each child’s setting. Findings suggest that early childhood environments played a ...


Core Or Immersion? Canadian French-Second-Language Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions And Experiences Of The Best And Worst Program Options For Students With Learning Difficulties And For English Language Learners, Katy Arnett, Callie Mady Mar 2017

Core Or Immersion? Canadian French-Second-Language Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions And Experiences Of The Best And Worst Program Options For Students With Learning Difficulties And For English Language Learners, Katy Arnett, Callie Mady

Exceptionality Education International

Responding to the needs of and/or including students with different need profiles has been an area of focus within Canadian French Second Language (FSL) education for many years. This study draws on quantitative data from two questionnaires (administered before and after Canadian teacher candidates in FSL education completed their practica) and on qualitative interview data from a volunteer sample of questionnaire participants. The purpose of the study was to explore how these participants viewed the best and worst FSL program options, among four choices, for students who had learning difficulties or who were English language learners, and to see ...


Language Accessibility In The Classroom: How Udl Can Promote Success For Linguistically Diverse Learners, Patricia Rice Doran Sep 2015

Language Accessibility In The Classroom: How Udl Can Promote Success For Linguistically Diverse Learners, Patricia Rice Doran

Exceptionality Education International

This article provides an overview of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, which is based on brain-structure research and which incorporates multiple means of instruction, action and expression, and engagement. The article describes the relevance of this framework to linguistically diverse and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners, and it provides a set of scenario-based examples of how UDL might help educators to implement effective instruction for a CLD learner in an inclusive setting. The paper makes additional suggestions for building on UDL principles to design linguistically accessible instruction for CLD learners.