Building a civic curriculum

Front cover of a LITE snapshotHelen Sadig and Cécilé De Cat, Languages, Cultures and Societies

Increasing diversity in schools has led to a rapid increase in the number of children with English as an additional language (EAL), and an urgent need to provide enhanced language pedagogy training for students on the Students into Schools programme.

Our project set out to respond to this need and achieved impact on two fronts: by providing additional language training workshops for students, and by offering continuous professional development opportunities for teachers under the Civic Curriculum agenda.

Data collected through student surveys informed the development of these training workshops, and in-depth interviews with teachers provided an insight into strategies which prove effective not only with EAL learners, but also traditionally disadvantaged monolingual English speaking pupils.

CLICK here to read Helen and Cecile’s LITE snapshot project.

READ: Helen’s blog on the importance of language skills for teachers.

For more information contact Helen Sadig H.C.Sadig@leeds.ac.uk or Cécilé De Cat C.DeCat@leeds.ac.uk