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Look Who’s Talking: Language Choices and Culture of Learning in UK Chinese Classrooms
The focus of this paper is the ‘culture of learning’ in Chinese complementary schools. The term ‘culture’ refers to the norms, attitudes, values and beliefs of the participants in these schools.Expand
Contesting ‘Language’ as ‘Heritage’: Negotiation of Identities in Late Modernity
In this paper we question key terms which appear frequently in discussions of language teaching and learning: ‘language’ and ‘heritage’. The paper draws on empirical data from one of four linked caseExpand
Polite Chinese children revisited: creativity and the use of codeswitching in the Chinese complementary school classroom
Abstract The ideology of monolingualism prevails throughout society, including within minority ethnic communities who are bilingual and multilingual. Some minority ethnic communities in BritainExpand
Principal component-based weighted indices and a framework to evaluate indices: Results from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 1996 to 2011
Producing indices composed of multiple input variables has been embedded in some data processing and analytical methods. We aim to test the feasibility of creating data-driven indices by aggregatingExpand
Scientific modeling with mobile devices in high school physics labs
This study proposes to combine some new, inexpensive data acquisition tools with a modeling tool, which can assist students to collect and visualize data in faster and fancier ways, and generate mathematical models to fit the data. Expand
Principal Component Approximation and Interpretation in Health Survey and Biobank Data
We analyze the variance distribution according to PCA loadings and approximating PCs with input variables, we aim to demonstrate the importance of variables based on the proportions of total variances contributed or explained by input variables. Expand
Index or illusion: The case of frailty indices in the Health and Retirement Study
Introduction Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that has been defined differently with various indices. Without a uniform definition, it remains unclear how to interpret and compare different frailtyExpand
A network perspective of engaging patients in specialist and chronic illness care: The 2014 International Health Policy Survey
Background Patient engagement helps to improve health outcomes and health care quality. However, the overall relationships among patient engagement measures and health outcomes remain unclear. ThisExpand
Feasibility of Classifying Life Stages and Searching for the Determinants: Results from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 1996–2011
Background Life stages are not clearly defined and significant determinants for the identification of stages are not discussed. This study aims to test a data-driven approach to define stages and toExpand
Stages of Biological Development across Age: An Analysis of Canadian Health Measure Survey 2007–2011
Introduction The stages of biological development are not clearly defined despite the fact that they have been used to refer to concepts such as adolescence and aging. This study aimed to (1) proposeExpand