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ERIC Number: ED617834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Multilingual Young People's Reading in 2021. National Literacy Trust Research Report
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina; Little, Sabine
National Literacy Trust
The number of children and young people in England who speak languages other than English at home has grown in the past decade, increasing from 14.6% in 2011 to 19.3% in 2021. This has understandably sparked an interest in research around reading for multilingual pupils or those with English as an additional language (EAL). Given the apparent lack of insight into the reading engagement of children and young people who speak a language other than English at home, the authors included a few questions in the Annual Literacy Survey, which was conducted in early 2021. This report celebrates multilingual young people's diverse linguistic backgrounds and skills by focusing on their reading enjoyment, behaviours and linguistic identity. This report focuses particularly on 10,000 multilingual young people aged 11 to 16 and explore how much they enjoy reading, how often they read at home and how they feel about reading multilingually. The report also discusses their multilingual language identity and recognition of multilingualism, as well their experiences of bullying due to their linguistic background.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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