Conference 2012

Literacy across the Curriculum: Meeting the needs of pupils with English as an Additional Language within the classroom

1-Yvonne Foley Lecturer in Language Education.  University of Edinburgh/Moray House School of Education

Study of Scottish secondary school teachers’ beliefs about the reading literacy needs of pupils with English as an Additional Language and how these are met in classroom practices. Introduction of a critical multidimensional approach to the development of reading literacy, exploring tasks that integrate subject content and language. Participants will explore interactive samples of texts as they consider how to develop language and literacy within classroom and school contexts.

 2-Dr Selma Babayigit (Department of Psychology) and Dr Jane Andrews, (Department of Education) Bristol University. Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills and Personal Narratives of Multilingualism.

The role of oral language and cognitive skills in reading comprehension and writing development for pupils with EAL, as well as current debates about effective assessment and intervention. Children growing up bilingually and developing English as an Additional Language: Accounts of their bilingual experiences.

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