Oracy and the Educational Achievement of Pupils with English as an Additional Language: The Impact of Bringing 'Talking Partners' into Bradford Schools

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Oracy and the Educational Achievement of Pupils with English as an Additional Language: The Impact of Bringing 'Talking Partners' into Bradford Schools

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dc.contributor.author Wegerif, Rupert en_GB
dc.contributor.author Kotler, Angie en_GB
dc.contributor.author Levoi, Martin en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-19T16:55:25Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:51:53Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:42:23Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-19T16:55:25Z en_GB
dc.description.abstract The relatively poor educational performance of some ethnically defined groups of children with English as an additional language (EAL) is a serious challenge for educators in the UK. In this paper we describe a research project designed to explore the hypothesis that this case of underperformance, like others, results from a mismatch between the registers learnt at home and those assumed in education. The method used was to offer extra support for those oral registers required for understanding in the classroom by providing trained adult 'talking partners' for young bilingual pupils. Sixty four pupils, aged between five and eight years, were given this additional oral language support and their progress in language and learning was then compared to that of similar pupils in the same schools. The findings show that extra sessions with adult talking partners made a real difference to their spoken English in an educational context and so to their engagement in education. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Volume 4, Issue 6 December 2001, pages 403-419 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13670050108667740 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/15418 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.multilingual-matters.net/beb/004/beb0040403.htm en_GB
dc.title Oracy and the Educational Achievement of Pupils with English as an Additional Language: The Impact of Bringing 'Talking Partners' into Bradford Schools en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2007-12-19T16:55:25Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:51:53Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:42:23Z
dc.identifier.issn 1367-0050 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism en_GB


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