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Practical Ways to Support New Arrivals

Monaghan, Frank (2004). Practical Ways to Support New Arrivals. Reading: National Centre for Language and Literacy.

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The aim of this book is to provide practical advice on how best to support newly arrived bilingual pupils. As chance would have it, I began writing this introduction the day after it was announced in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament in 2004 that asylum-seekers may be subject to electronic tagging and that those who do not leave the country when their application for asylum is rejected will lose all entitlement to benefits, which may mean their children will be taken into care. It was not a good time to be a ‘new arrival’ in the UK.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2004 Frank Monaghan
ISBN: 07049-1447786
Extra Information: Twelve years on, as I upload the book here, the war in Syria and strife elsewhere has led to a fresh catastrophe for families fleeing for their lives and the European response has meant it is still not a good time to be a new arrival here. Add to that, massive budget cuts for EAL since 2010 heralding a disastrous loss of expertise in schools and local authorities.

In spite of, or perhaps in the light of, this context, I hope this book may still be of some use to teachers, especially those working in isolated schools and areas with little history of and access to support and advice.
Keywords: EAL; bilingual learners; new arrivals
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > English Language & Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
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Item ID: 45613
Depositing User: Frank Monaghan
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 12:13
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 15:12
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