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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.


Linguistic Identity And Investment In Grade 8 Core French Students, Heather B. Gauthier Jun 2015

Linguistic Identity And Investment In Grade 8 Core French Students, Heather B. Gauthier

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study examines the linguistic identities and language-learning investment(s) of eight Grade 8 core French students at a Cambridge, Ontario elementary school. I address the following questions: (1) How do FSL students in a Grade 8 classroom in Ontario identify themselves linguistically? (2) Does linguistic identity play a role in students’ investment in French language learning? (3) Do students who perceive themselves as bilingual, multilingual, or learners of French have more success than peers who identify themselves as ‘English only’? Following Blackledge and Creese (2010), Byrd Clark (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014), Lamoureux (2012, 2014), Roy (2010), and Taylor (2009 ...


Professional Development Based On The Common European Framework Of Reference For Languages And The New Ontario French Immersion Curriculum: A Case Study Of Reflective Practice, Tiffany H. Mui May 2015

Professional Development Based On The Common European Framework Of Reference For Languages And The New Ontario French Immersion Curriculum: A Case Study Of Reflective Practice, Tiffany H. Mui

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In this multi-phase case study, the teacher researcher aimed to determine how teachers can be assisted in implementing some principles of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages/CEFR (Council of Europe, 2001) into their pedagogical practices for primary-aged children enrolled in early French Immersion programs. Through a series of interviews conducted over three phases and a five-month period, the researcher led the teacher participant through professional development (PD) to shed light on the PD needed for French Immersion and other FSL teachers to adopt key principles of CEFR-inspired pedagogy into their practice. The results suggest that PD should ...


Writing Narratives With The Aid Of Picture Stories, David S. Rayo Apr 2015

Writing Narratives With The Aid Of Picture Stories, David S. Rayo

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of picture stories in improving the use of various verb tenses in the writing of narratives of adult English language learners (ELL) over five treatment sessions. The participants in this classroom study consisted of two cohorts for a total of 36 participants between the ages of 18 and 22, eight from Angola and 28 from China; 18 males and 18 females. The results showed no significant improvement in the experimental picture condition compared to the control group across three tests; possible reasons are discussed. However, the study shows that ELL ...


Book Review: Redefining Multicultural Education: Inclusion And The Right To Be Different, Majid Malekan Jan 2015

Book Review: Redefining Multicultural Education: Inclusion And The Right To Be Different, Majid Malekan

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

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