ERIC Number: ED044674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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English for the Children of Immigrants.
Schools Council, London (England).
As part of the British Schools Council policy in sponsoring national curriculum development projects, this working paper has been prepared for those teachers, local education authorities, and professional English specialists who take special interest in the welfare of immigrant communities. This paper is in the following format: (1) a description of the genesis of the project and its scope; (2) observations on the importance of language in helping the immigrant child adjust to a new society, on the role of the school as a bridge between the culture of the immigrant and the culture of the "host" country, and on the importance for teachers and pupils of finding out about the cultural background of the immigrants; (3) a review of the size and distribution of the immigrant communities in England and Wales, with particular reference to the number of non-English-speaking children and the kinds of special provision authorities have made for them; (4) a short description of the objectives and structure of the Schools Council project in English for the children of Immigrants, which the Council has commissioned at the Institute of Education, the University of Leeds; and (5) a brief account of research and development, current or required in the future, relevant to this project. (AMM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Demography, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Immigrants, Research Projects, Second Language Learning, Statistical Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).