NAER - Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, July

An Analysis of Communicative Language Functions in the Speech Patterns of Bilingual Korean and Mexican Immigrant Children
1 INTRODUCTION Research continually demonstrates the cognitive, social and academic benefits of bilingualism (Bialystok, 2011; Lauchlan, Parisi, & Fadda, 2013; Lee & Suarez 2009; Mehisto & Marsh, 2011). Yet in contexts like the U.S....
Applied Linguistics Research at the Service of Classroom Practices: Bridging Connections
With educational practices changing more rapidly than ever, there is a need for new approaches in the classroom regarding the increase of heritage language instruction inside and outside of the United States. Hence our decision to choose such a title...
Entrepreneurship and Adolescents
1 INTRODUCTION The educational system plays a fundamental role in promoting the attitudes and skills associated with entrepreneurship. The European Union has designed different strategies and action plans for the promotion of entrepreneurship (Bourgeois,...
Heritage, Second-Language and Native Speakers' Intuitions on Deictic Verbs in Spanish: Beyond the Linguist's Intuitions
1 INTRODUCTION Previous works on deictic verbs in Spanish (Gathercole, 1978; Lewandowski, 2007; Vann, 1998; Verde, 2014) have examined the verbs venir, traer, ir, and llevar through the framework established for English come, bring, go, and take...
Historical Skills in Compulsory Education: Assessment, Inquiry Based Strategies and Students' Argumentation
1 INTRODUCTION. ARE WE ASSESSING HISTORICAL SKILLS OR JUST MEMORISING THE PAST? THE PREDOMINANCE OF THE EXAMINATION Assessment is one of the elements of education that has the greatest impact on students. According to current thinking, assessment...
On Teaching the History of California Spanish to HLL Using Siri: Methodology and Procedures
1 INTRODUCTION When new data from the 2015 Census was released on July 8th, the newspapers burst with the news: "It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California" on the LA Times; "In Long-Predicted Shift, California Latinos Outnumber Whites"...
Research on Heritage Spanish Phonetics and Phonology: Pedagogical and Curricular Implications
1 INTRODUCTION The terms heritage speaker and heritage language user refer to a type of bilingual who grows up with some degree of exposure to a minority language at home, or to a heritage language (HL) (Valdes, 2000; among others). (i) Subsequently,...
The Benefits of Active Video Games for Educational and Physical Activity Approaches: A Systematic Review
1 INTRODUCTION In the early 1980s, a new type of digital game-based learning emerged (Johnson, 2008), "exergame" (a portmanteau word from "exercising" and "game") also known as active video game (AVG), (Lieberman, 2006). Among the definitions of...
Towards School Transformation. Evaluation of a Coexistence Program from the Voice of Students and Teachers
1 INTRODUCTION School coexistence has been and still remains a challenge for educational centers, especially for those which find themselves in environments at risk of social exclusion where violence, conflicts and clashes are frequent. Their educational...
Using Video in Web-Based Listening Tests
1 INTRODUCTION The project for intermediate Spanish learners began in 2010, when Marta Lence shared the results of her listening research thesis with me. She was thrilled by the positive impact that the device of redundancy of an elaborated text...
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