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SATEAL: Developing whole-school policies to promote language and literacy development

Venue: Online
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Event Date: 15/05/2024 16:30 - 17:30

The presentation will examine causes of underachievement among immigrant-background and other multilingual learners and the evidence-based educational directions that respond to these causal factors. Potential causes of underachievement go beyond simply the challenges of acquiring the language of instruction. In addition to the challenges of developing conversational and academic skills in English, many multilingual learners are also experiencing the effects of both poverty and broader patterns of discrimination in the wider society. The presentation will discuss the research evidence relating to these factors and describe teaching interventions that have the potential to reverse patterns of underachievement resulting from all three causal factors. 

The event is organised by SATEAL in conjunction with the Bell Foundation, with guest speaker Dr Jim Cummins.

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