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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/25173
Title:
Attitudes to language learning: a comparative study of peer group influences
Authors:
Bartram, Brendan
Abstract:
This article examines the nature and influence of peer group perceptions on pupils' attitudes to learning German and French. It begins with an overview of key findings from the literature, before reviewing selected results from a large PhD attitudinal survey using a multi-stage qualitative research design. The article focuses on the perceptions of a total of 295 French and German learners at mixed comprehensive schools in England, Germany and the Neterlands. The pupils' views are described and compared, and an attempt is made to identify factors commonly involved in the construction of language-learning peer cultures. The notions of language choice and gender identity emerge as important themes and are discussed in detail, particularly with regard to the ways in which they articulate with social considerations
Citation:
Language Learning Journal, 33 (1): 47-52
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Language Learning Journal
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/25173
DOI:
10.1080/09571730685200101
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a781155237?words=attitudes%7clanguage%7clearning%7ccomparative%7cstudy%7cpeer%7cgroup%7cinfluences&hash=666443724
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
09571736
Appears in Collections:
Learning in Classrooms, Schools and Communities

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBartram, Brendan-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-08T14:08:56Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-08T14:08:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Learning Journal, 33 (1): 47-52en
dc.identifier.issn09571736-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09571730685200101-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/25173-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the nature and influence of peer group perceptions on pupils' attitudes to learning German and French. It begins with an overview of key findings from the literature, before reviewing selected results from a large PhD attitudinal survey using a multi-stage qualitative research design. The article focuses on the perceptions of a total of 295 French and German learners at mixed comprehensive schools in England, Germany and the Neterlands. The pupils' views are described and compared, and an attempt is made to identify factors commonly involved in the construction of language-learning peer cultures. The notions of language choice and gender identity emerge as important themes and are discussed in detail, particularly with regard to the ways in which they articulate with social considerationsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a781155237?words=attitudes%7clanguage%7clearning%7ccomparative%7cstudy%7cpeer%7cgroup%7cinfluences&hash=666443724en
dc.subjectPeer group influenceen
dc.subjectAttitude to learningen
dc.subjectLanguage learningen
dc.subjectSchoolsen
dc.subjectPupils-
dc.titleAttitudes to language learning: a comparative study of peer group influencesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLanguage Learning Journalen
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