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ERIC Number: EJ769669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Good Practice for Pupils Learning English as an Additional Language: Lessons from Effective Literacy Teachers in Inner-City Primary Schools
Flynn, Naomi
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v7 n2 p177-198 2007
This article presents observations and discussion of the successful teaching of English to pupils, in English primary schools, for whom English is an additional language (EAL). It draws on research in Year 2 (6-7-year old) classes in three inner-city primary schools carried out in 2003 and 2005. Three recognized, effective teachers of literacy were selected for case study; all worked in successful schools where results for literacy, measured by national tests, were in line with or better than national averages. Following analyses of lesson observations and interviews with the teachers, their head teachers and the EAL coordinators in the schools, a number of common elements in their practice emerged. Discussion centres on how these pedagogical features supported effective learning environments for the early literacy development of bilingual children, and on the implications for the practice of teaching English to all pupils. (Contains 4 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)