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Inclusion short-life working group to address Recommendation 9

Author: Lynne Jones, SCILT

Recommendation 9 of Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach states that “language learning be recognised as an entitlement for all young people through to the end of their broad general education.” (Scottish Government, 2012)

In recognition of this presumption of inclusion, the first meeting of SCILT’s Inclusion short life working group (SLWG) took place on 26 May 2016. The group consists of experienced classroom practitioners with expertise in supporting language learners with a wide range of additional needs in both mainstream and special education settings as well as a number of academics, researchers and an education officer from Education Scotland. The scope of the group will include highly able, bi/multilingual learners as well as learners with additional, specific and complex learning needs.

In the forthcoming academic year, the SLWG aims to:

  • undertake surveys to capture teacher and learner attitudes to language learning
  • collect examples of existing inclusive practice in mainstream and special education settings
  • gather information about resources and professional learning opportunities
  • blog regularly about the work of the SLWG
In the meantime, the SLWG recommends the following to colleagues interested in learning more about inclusive practice generally:
and in relation to languages in particular:

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