ERIC Number: EJ694385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 19
Inclusive Work at a European Level: A Case Study
Stephenson, Paul; Rumley, Glynis
Support for Learning, v20 n3 p141-145 Aug 2005
In this article, Paul Stephenson and Glynis Rumley describe the way in which educators in Kent have developed strong links with their colleagues and neighbours from Nord Pas de Calais in France. From a variety of projects undertaken, some of which were assisted by funding from European sources, children of all abilities and needs have been able to work and learn together. The PILOTE programme, developed in Kent by the local education authority's Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) team, has been used to overcome language barriers and, by making learning fun, has enabled both adults and children alike to communicate with each other during the project work which has been undertaken. From a strong emphasis upon enjoyment and within a natural context for learning, teachers with little previous foreign language experience have been empowered to enhance their children's language skills. The approaches used have been relevant both to children in the mainstream situation as well as those in specialist provisions. The "Above and Beyond Barriers" projects have enabled children to find out more about their European counterparts and communicate with them in a meaningful and enjoyable way.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Enrichment, Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Inclusive Schools, Special Education, Program Descriptions, English, French
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Identifiers - Location: France; United Kingdom (England)