Assessing the Needs of Bilingual Pupils: Living in Two Languages

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Routledge, 2001 - Education - 88 pages
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Ever since its publication in 1995, this book has offered a means for teachers to consider why some bilingual pupils in their classrooms are not making learning progress or are academically underachieving. This new second edition has been revised and updated in the light of the new government legislation and guidance, most significantly the revised Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs.

It continues to look at ways of asking questions about the pupil, of collecting evidence of both learning and language development and of offering support within the classroom.

It contains a model and photocopiable proformasfor use within schools, which should help to establish clear systems of identification of those bilingual pupils who may have special learning needs and to distinguish these from the need for language support.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Bilingual pupils
5
3 The identification and assessment of bilingual pupils causing concern
11
assessing background information
17
5 Collecting the evidence
27
6 Planning support
45
7 School systems
61
8 Conclusions
67
Appendices Photocopiable formsslides for INSET
73
Bibliography
81
Index
85
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Deryn Hall is Key Stage 3 Literacy Consultant for the Borough of Tower Hamlets, with experience in a variety of settings and is an experienced INSET provider. Dominic Griffiths is Secondary Phase Coordinator for Tameside LEA Learning Support Service, with many years teaching experience across primary and secondary in both mainstream and special settings. Liz Haslam has over 20 years' experience in the field of EAL and now works cross-phase as advisory teacher for Isolated Bilingual Learners in Tameside. Yvonne Wilkin is a consultant for Ethnic Minority Achievement in Tameside, with over 25 years' teaching experience in the field of SEN and EAL.

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