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dc.contributor.authorGilmour, L
dc.contributor.authorKlieve, H
dc.contributor.authorLi, M
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:03:51Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:03:51Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0313-5373
dc.identifier.doi10.14221/ajte.2018v43n2.10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/379833
dc.description.abstractAustralian education policies aspire to meet the unique needs of all students including those from linguistically diverse backgrounds; however, a first step in achieving this aim is clear identification of such students. Many children from previous migrant families and new arrivals to Australia come from homes where at least one parent speaks a language other than English. This exploratory research utilises survey and interview responses from students and staff in five Queensland state high schools. Results showed that 79.5% of the 2,484 students surveyed were from English-only homes with only 10.5% classified as having English as Another Language/Dialect. The remaining 10% were also from bi/multilingual homes. While early identification of bi/multilingual students allows for appropriate assessment and strategic support, staff responses highlighted limited preservice training and/or understanding of how to support these students. Only 4.7% of staff surveyed had received any academic training, and 10.4% professional development, about teaching students from diverse backgrounds who, in the surveyed schools, accounted for 20.5% of the student cohort.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEdith Cowan University
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom172
dc.relation.ispartofpageto189
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMulticultural education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnglish as a second language
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390410
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode470306
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390108
dc.titleCulturally and Linguistically Diverse School Environments - Exploring the Unknown
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2018. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author(s).
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gro.griffith.authorGilmour, Lyn A.
gro.griffith.authorKlieve, Helen M.
gro.griffith.authorLi, Minglin


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