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dc.contributor.authorde Heer, N
dc.contributor.authorDue, Clemence
dc.contributor.authorRiggs, Damien Wayne
dc.contributor.authorAugoustinos, Martha
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-25T05:21:26Z
dc.date.available2016-08-25T05:21:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01
dc.identifier.citationde Heer, N., Due, C., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (2016). ‘It will be hard because I will have to learn lots of English’: Experiences of education for children newly arrived in Australia. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29, 297-319.en
dc.identifier.issn0951-8398
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/36288
dc.description“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education,] on [01 Jan 2015], available online: http:// www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09518398.2015.1023232.”en
dc.description.abstractEducational experiences during childhood are critically important for development, but migrant children often experience unique challenges. To ameliorate these, extra training in English language - such as provided by the Intensive English language program in South Australia (IELP) - is frequently offered to children taking on English as an additional language (EAL). The present study aimed to examine the experience of transition into mainstream classes for children in the IELP, particularly in relation to their overall wellbeing. As such, the study utilised interviews conducted with newly arrived children in Australia aged five to 13 who were enrolled in an IELP, with interviews conducted both pre and post transition into mainstream primary school classes. The findings indicate that most children felt anxious prior to transition, especially regarding speaking English, but were less concerned about this once entering their new class. Making friends was considered to be difficult, but easier when there were children with whom they were familiar from other contexts, or if there was another child in the class with a shared cultural or linguistic background.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsCopyright (2015) Taylor & Francisen
dc.title‘It will be hard because I will have to learn lots of English’: Experiences of education for children newly arrived in Australiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2015.1023232en
dc.rights.holderTaylor & Francisen
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupRiggs, Damien Wayne: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0961-9099en_US


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