Journeys from Images to Words

McAdam, J. E., Arizpe, E., Devlin, A. M., Farrell, M. and Farrar, J. (2014) Journeys from Images to Words. Project Report. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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Abstract

The School of Education at the University of Glasgow carried out a project to research, test and evaluate a new approach to teaching and learning that might enhance the language and literacy of children from diverse backgrounds and improve learning support at a time of changing educational needs.

The increasing number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, many of them New Arrivals, presents both challenges and opportunities to schools in terms of teaching and learning. This new approach builds on the potential of image and visual strategies, often overlooked in the curriculum, as a means of addressing the complex issue of literacy development. This concise report gives a summary of the project, its findings, implications and recommendations, and impact.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Farrell, Dr Maureen and McAdam, Ms Julie and Farrar, Dr Jennifer and Devlin, Dr Alison and Arizpe, Dr Evelyn
Authors: McAdam, J. E., Arizpe, E., Devlin, A. M., Farrell, M., and Farrar, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Publisher:Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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