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Simplified Language Materials – Their Usage and Value to Teachers and Support Staff in Mainstream Settings

Rix, Jonathan (2006). Simplified Language Materials – Their Usage and Value to Teachers and Support Staff in Mainstream Settings. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22(8) pp. 1145–1156.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2006.04.030
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Abstract

This paper examines the current use of simplified language materials (SLMs) by teachers and support staff across England. Drawing on a survey of Primary and Secondary schools it identifies the degree to which teachers and support staff use and produce SLMs. It explores both the contradictions and similarities between practitioners’ perceptions of the value of SLMs and the existing research base and policy and professional guidance. It focuses, in particular, on the significance of the perception that SLMs increase comprehension and improves access. It highlights the need to further examine SLM production so as to assess their value as an inclusive education tool

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0742-051X
Keywords: Simplified language; Differentiation; Inclusion; Teacher beliefs
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6513
Depositing User: Jonathan Rix
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6513
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