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Focus on literacy: ELT and educational attainment in England

Focus on literacy: ELT and educational attainment in England
Focus on literacy: ELT and educational attainment in England
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.
eal, esl, english, raising attainment, literacy, education of minority ethnic group students
0387463003
199-210
Springer Verlag
Bourne, Jill
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Cummins, Jim
Davison, Chris
Bourne, Jill
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Cummins, Jim
Davison, Chris

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. (Springer International Handbooks of Education, 15) Norwell, USA. Springer Verlag, pp. 199-210.

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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

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Local EPrints ID: 16315
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16315
ISBN: 0387463003
PURE UUID: df51a5ca-67f8-4dcd-85d0-c6569b381771

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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2005
Last modified: 08 Apr 2019 16:32

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

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