Recognising and using children’s home languages in the primary classroom

Posted by jcm22 at May 16, 2018 10:35 AM |
How feasible is this in all schools? Elizabeth Bailey of the University of Lincoln will discussing the topic in detail.
Recognising and using children’s home languages in the primary classroom

Elizabeth Bailey is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Lincoln.

Details

Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm
Location: Attenborough Lecture Theatre 3
Contact: Dr Jim King

Speaker: Elizabeth Bailey (University of Lincoln)

Overview

The use of children’s home languages is primarily seen as an educational strategy for highly multilingual classrooms.

However, representing linguistic and cultural diversity in all classrooms could reap important social, as well as educational, benefits for schools and communities.

The data from this project, collected using electronic questionnaires, focus groups and a quasi-experimental intervention, revealed numerous, often conflicting, ideologies held by teachers that may influence their classroom practice regarding home languages and thus, the education experiences of both bilingual and monolingual children.

This is a free event open to all staff, students and the public. No booking required.

Download a copy of the event poster (PDF)

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