Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia: A Challenge for Educators

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Lindsay Peer, Gavin Reid
David Fulton, 2000 - Education - 290 pages
This book provides current and informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia. It is an invaluable reference on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a modern foreign language, and an essential text for staff development. Internationally, practioners face daily challenges in supporting bilingual learners and assessing their needs. Often dyslexic bilingual learners are not identified as their principal difficult is seen as a bilingual one. If they are dyslexics, they will require a different type of support. This book provides a key resource in helping educators respond to this challenge. Reference is made to innovative approaches in technology and other teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners. There is also an extended section on learning additional language. With contributions from international practioners and researchers, this book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development, language learning and teaching.

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Foreword by The Rt Hon David Blunkett
A Challenge for Educators
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Assessment
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