Newcomer pupils: facing up to the cultural and linguistic challenges

Purdy, Noel and Ferguson, James (2012) Newcomer pupils: facing up to the cultural and linguistic challenges. Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, 3. ISSN 2040-4735

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The paper considers the challenges for in-service school teachers of the increasing cultural and linguistic diversity of their pupils. Having set the international context, the research focuses on one particular region (Northern Ireland) which is experiencing unprecedented inward migration as it emerges from conflict into a period of relative stability and prosperity. The paper makes specific recommendations not just for Northern Ireland but also for an international audience, with a central proposal that all schools urgently receive additional funding for training and resources to meet the needs and seize the opportunities presented by newcomer pupils.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Inward migration, linguistic and cultural diversity, culturally heterogeneous student body, newcomer children, newcomer parents, English as an Additional Language (EAL), tolerance, intercultural understanding, multi-cultural events, active and collaborati
Depositing User: Ms Raisa Burton
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 11:20
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2022 11:18

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