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A model of simplification: the ways in which teachers simplify learning materials

Rix, Jonathan (2009). A model of simplification: the ways in which teachers simplify learning materials. Educational Studies, 35(3) pp. 95–106.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03055690802470290
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Abstract

The production of simplified language materials (SLMs) is a widespread practitioner response to delivering a curriculum to a diverse student population across mainstream settings. This paper examines the approaches of two groups of teachers and support staff in producing SLMs. It firstly reports on SLMs produced by 33 practitioners, identifying four main approaches. It then surveys 43 practitioners to test the reliability of these identified approaches. It offers a conceptual framework for describing SLMs and exploring their possible efficacy, highlighting the need to examine SLMs within the class context and their value as a tool of educational engagement. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0305-5698
Keywords: lesson planning; education; curricula; teaching; curriculum planning; philosophy; education aims and objectives; EAL; materials; pedagogy; SEN; simplification; simplified language
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16585
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 12:05
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 10:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16585
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