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ERIC Number: EJ824606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0782
"Everybody Is Just Fumbling along": An Investigation of Views Regarding EAL Training and Support Provisions in a Rural Area
Murakami, Charlotte
Language and Education, v22 n4 p265-282 2008
This paper presents findings from research conducted in a rural area of England that has experienced a rise in the number of pupils who speak a language other than English as their first language. The research was motivated by a concern that EAL teacher training provisions in such areas are insubstantial. The data source for the study comes from 23 interviews with a variety of people involved, in different respects, with EAL teacher training and teaching. In the light of their experiences and views, this paper identifies some of the key challenges faced by primary school teaching and support staff, and specifies what they want in the way of EAL professional development and support. Finally, it discusses what can be done to improve upon what we are offering new to English pupils in these areas.
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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)