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A simple start - A potential use of simplified english materials in the inclusive classroom

Rix, Jonathan (2003). A simple start - A potential use of simplified english materials in the inclusive classroom. In: BERA Annual Conference, 11-13 October 2003, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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Abstract

This paper examines issues surrounding simplified English materials (SEMs) and their usage. It considers their value in light of widespread support for authentic materials, the communicative approach and bilingual support and learning, contrasting this with the call for language simplification for children with Down syndrome. It sets these conflicting messages against a discussion of differentiated materials and current classroom practices. Drawing on these two different strands it suggests that SEMs could serve a very effective strategic role with all pupils as the starting point of lessons.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16611
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 08:43
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 16:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16611
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