EAL pupils in London schools

A success story against the odds

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Format:
Paperback / softback, 40 pages, 210 mm x 148 mm
ISBN:
9781782770855
Published:
26 Jun 2014
Imprint:
Institute of Education Press

Price: £5.99

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An Inaugural Professorial Lecture

In this lecture Professor Catherine Wallace explores the literacy and language development of two groups of EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils in London schools: Year 5 pupils in a primary school and Year 8 new arrivals in a secondary school. As they navigate their way through the British educational system, the learners recount stories of success and setback, allowing us to draw a number of lessons about pedagogy and curriculum. The lecture concludes with recommendations for a sociolinguistically oriented approach to literacy and language learning that acknowledges the cultural and linguistic resources and needs of the growing number of these pupils in London classrooms.

  • Catherine Wallace