Recognising and using children’s home languages in the primary classroom: How feasible is this in all schools?

Recognising and using children’s home languages in the primary classroom: How feasible is this in all schools?

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

Series Name Open lecture, Department of English
Speaker Elizabeth Bailey (University of Lincoln)
Type Lectures & Talks
When 31 May 2018, 01:30PM - 02:30PM
Venue Attenborough Lecture Theatre 3
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Dr Jim King, jk249@le.ac.uk

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.

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