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ERIC Number: EJ1157312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Incorporating Cultural and Linguistic Diversity into Policy and Practice: Case Studies from an English Primary School
Dakin, Justine
Language and Intercultural Communication, v17 n4 p422-436 2017
Global migration has increased the number of non-English speaking pupils in UK schools, challenging a system which is politically and ideologically monolingual. This article examines how staff at a UK primary school positioned newly arrived pupils and their families, both culturally and linguistically, in terms of Cummins' educator role definitions. Drawing on vignettes from a critical ethnography, the research highlights issues raised from pupils' experiences and juxtaposes them with teachers' perceptions of the school's culturally diverse community. The article concludes with reflections on educational strategies, practices and behaviours that could make the experiences of pupils more inclusive and empowering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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