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Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2

Cameron, Lynne and Besser, Sharon (2004). Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2. DfES Publications, Nottingham, UK.

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[Published without an abstract]. Introduction: Researchers from the University of Leeds were commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to conduct research into the writing of pupils at Key Stage 2
(KS2) who use English as an additional language (EAL) and who are defined as ‘advanced learners’, in that they have been in the UK for at least five years. Scripts produced by 264 pupils for the 2003 English National Curriculum Test (Writing) were analysed qualitatively and quantitatively to identify features of writing that pupils learning EAL handle less confidently than their peers who use English as a mother tongue (EMT). This research adds
to previous evidence gathered about EAL writing at Key Stage 4 (KS4) in an earlier, Ofstedfunded, project by the same author (Cameron 2003).

Item Type: Other
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 7560
Depositing User: Lynne Cameron
Date Deposited: 01 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:59
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