Succeeding in Diversity: Culture, Language and Learning in Primary Classrooms

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Trentham, 2003 - Education - 180 pages
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Jean Conteh traces a group of successful bilingual learners as they progress through Key Stage 2 in mainstream classrooms to show how successful children are helped by their interactions and experiences at home and school to move confidently between social worlds, cultures and languages.

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Dr. Jean Conteh is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, where she teaches on the PGCE Primary course and on MA courses. She has worked in many countries and is a very experienced teacher educator. She has published widely in the field of EAL in primary education, both for teachers and for academic audiences. Her research focuses on ways to promote success for those pupils who are often labelled disadvantaged in our education system, and covers the role of language in teaching and learning in primary classrooms and the expertise and professional roles of bilingual teachers.

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