ERIC Number: EJ1131627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Planning Lessons for Refugee-Background Students: Challenges and Strategies
Miller, Jennifer; Windle, Joel Austin; Yazdanpanah, Lilly K.
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, v9 n1 p38-48 2014
This article examines the ways teachers plan lessons for English as an Additional Language (EAL) students from refugee backgrounds in secondary school transition programs. Based on a study of teachers working with students in three Victorian schools, we identify the key challenges teachers face in planning and the strategies they adopt to confront these. The study identified a large gap between teacher planning practices and the approaches to planning promoted in academic research. We connect this to teachers' reliance on intuitive knowledge that has been built up over time through interactions with students in a range of learning contexts, and through their own experiences as learners. Given the importance of planning for effective pedagogy, we conclude by identifying areas for future development in teacher education and practice.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners, Secondary School Students, Transitional Programs, Educational Strategies, Intuition, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Education, Educational Planning, Language Planning, Prior Learning, Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia