Learner-centred education and adult education for migrants in Glasgow

Slade, B. and Dickson, N. (2021) Learner-centred education and adult education for migrants in Glasgow. In: Gravani, M. N. and Slade, B. (eds.) Learner-Centred Education for Adult Migrants in Europe. Series: International Issues in Adult Education (33). Brill, pp. 79-99. ISBN 9789004461512 (doi: 10.1163/9789004461529_005)

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Slade and Dickson explore the delivery of English for Speakers of Other Languages’ (ESOL) classes to a cohort of migrants living in an area of Glasgow which is densely populated and multi-cultural. In stark contrast to other areas of the UK, the Scottish Government actively encourages migration; migrants are valued and considered important to help mitigate against Scotland’s declining population and an aging demographic. The case study revealed that the migrant adult learner is at the core of delivery, and the staff value, respect and encourage the learners regardless of cultural background or academic ability. The community-based adult educators made no claims as to the learner-centredness of their approach to adult education, but these principles underpinned practice at all levels of delivery.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dickson, Dr Nic and Slade, Professor Bonnie
Authors: Slade, B., and Dickson, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change

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