Interaction for transfer: flexible approaches to multilingualism and their pedagogical implications for classroom interaction in linguistically diverse mainstream classrooms

@article{Rosiers2016InteractionFT,
  title={Interaction for transfer: flexible approaches to multilingualism and their pedagogical implications for classroom interaction in linguistically diverse mainstream classrooms},
  author={Kirsten Rosiers and Evita Willaert and Piet van Avermaet and Stef Slembrouck},
  journal={Language and Education},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={267 - 280}
}
ABSTRACT This study focuses on how teachers construe and give meaning to a pedagogical experiment in which the use of the home language in a primary school in Flanders was permitted in order to acknowledge the urban multilingual realities and resources of the pupils and to turn them into didactic capital (functional multilingual learning, FML). Using ethnographic interviews, teachers were asked to comment on recorded classroom activities in which FML played a role. Results showed that teachers… 

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