ERIC Number: EJ694383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 15
How Can ICT Contribute to the Learning of Foreign Languages by Pupils with SEN?
Meiring, Lynne; Norman, Nigel
Support for Learning, v20 n3 p129-134 Aug 2005
In this article Lynne Meiring and Nigel Norman focus on the notion of entitlement and the demands this has made on schools and teachers to cater for the needs of a wide range of pupils previously denied an experience of foreign languages. In order to enable all pupils to realise their potential, facilities and strategies have to be reviewed and developed to ensure that their learning experience is appropriate. This article focuses on the contribution that one such facility, namely information and communications technology (ICT), can make towards removing some of the barriers to learning experienced by some pupils, enabling them to realise some of the benefits of what has often been perceived as a particularly inaccessible curricular area. The authors examine how the generic capability of ICT can enhance and enable the learning of pupils with special educational needs (SEN), but do not purport to consider specifically the specialised technology required for certain manifestations of special need.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Experience, Educational Needs, Curriculum Development, Information Technology, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication
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