Teaching Science and Language to Multilingual Children: Supporting Learning, Accelerating Progress and Raising Achievement
2 years (September 2013 – September 2015)
(a) to develop and introduce science and language specific materials to further support and scaffold the learning of science by non-native speakers of English,
(b) to enhance teachers’ awareness of such learners’ science and language learning needs and enhance their teaching and assessment practices in this respect,
(c) to establish a community of teachers involved in teaching science to ethnic minority children across schools in order to facilitate the exchange of good practice and to facilitate future collaboration,
(d) to create an online comprehensive resource-pool (interactive website) of materials developed by the teachers across various schools for wider use by the teachers community, and
(e) to increase parental involvement in the support of learning science and language out of school.
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