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Multilingual classrooms: opportunities and challenges for English medium instruction in low and middle income contexts

Erling, Elizabeth J.; Adinolfi, Lina and Hultgren, Anna Kristina (2017). Multilingual classrooms: opportunities and challenges for English medium instruction in low and middle income contexts. Reading: Education Development Trust/British Council.

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Abstract

This report is the product of a research collaboration between Education Development Trust, the British Council and The Open University.

Its starting point was to consider the complex field of English Medium Instruction (EMI) policies in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Its purpose is to provide insight and support to those responsible for setting policy or enacting it in complex language environments around the world.

The work recognises the importance given to English language by governments in the future development of intellectual and economic capital, and to accessing opportunity in an increasingly global world. It also recognises and respects the strong argument calling for education and learning to be conducted in a language spoken by learners and teachers. Navigating these two influences can appear impossible at times as they can be unhelpfully positioned as opposites. This research study set out to do two things:

• Look at the global literature and draw on the lessons from existing research.

• Focus on illustrating the operational enactment and levels of understanding of EMI polices in schools in two primary school contexts – Ghana and Bihar, India. These very different contexts provide valuable lessons that will help policy makers, educators, teacher trainers and schools to navigate the complexities of multilingual EMI environments.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2017 Education Development Trust
ISBN: 1-909437-90-5, 978-1-909437-90-6
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > English Language & Applied Linguistics
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 51698
Depositing User: Anna Kristina Hultgren
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 15:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/51698
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