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Focus on literacy: ELT and educational attainment in England

Bourne, Jill (2007) Focus on literacy: ELT and educational attainment in England In, Cummins, Jim and Davison, Chris (eds.) The International Handbook of English Language Teaching. Norwell, USA, Springer-Verlag pp. 199-210. (Springer International Handbooks of Education, 15).

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This chapter outlines the background to policy and practice in relation to learners of English as an additional language in England. It examines the ways in which mainstream educational policy and practice has attempted to adapt in recognising that linguistic diversity is the norm rather than the exception in modern British society. Policy and practice for meeting the varied and specific needs of second language learners are set in the context of the introduction of a national curriculum, a focus on literacy, and of developing national processes of monitoring and target setting for raising the attainment of all students.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: 1st edition 2007; corrected 2nd printing, 2007
Keywords: eal, esl, english, raising attainment, literacy, education of minority ethnic group students


Local EPrints ID: 16315
ISBN: 0387463003
PURE UUID: df51a5ca-67f8-4dcd-85d0-c6569b381771

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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:43

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Author: Jill Bourne
Editor: Jim Cummins
Editor: Chris Davison

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