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ERIC Number: EJ881988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
English as an Additional Language and Initial Teacher Education: Views and Experiences from Northern Ireland
Skinner, Barbara
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v36 n1 p75-90 Feb 2010
This paper addresses training for teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) at initial teacher education (ITE) level in Northern Ireland. This small-scale qualitative study describes 15 primary and post-primary teachers' perspectives on their preparation for teaching EAL in Northern Ireland. It explores reflections on EAL content in ITE programmes, the type of difficulties faced when teaching pupils whose first language is not English and the ways in which ITE might include the skills and knowledge needed to make effective provision for such pupils. The findings show that the current provision for EAL training varies and participants both need and want basic as well as more advanced practical EAL coping strategies, in addition to a thorough grounding in EAL-related theory. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)