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ERIC Number: EJ889981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
English as an Additional Language: Assumptions and Challenges
Mistry, Malini; Sood, Krishan
Management in Education, v24 n3 p111-114 Jul 2010
The number of pupils who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) in our English schools is increasing with an increased influx of migrants from Europe. This paper investigates how schools are addressing the needs of these children. Using survey and interviews with teachers and paraprofessionals (teaching assistants and bilingual assistants), the identification of personal assumptions and challenges of EAL provision are explored. Early indications suggest huge differential practice for EAL provision, support and training. Many staff suggested that they are culturally unaware and have little experience of supporting EAL children. Furthermore, the key challenge for leaders is how best to cater for EAL children using a diverse workforce creatively and within tight financial constraints and competing school priorities. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)