COVID public health measures included school closures and a shift to online learning. This placed immigrant families at a disadvantage as they saw to their children’s emotional and educational needs.
How we teach languages has not evolved much from the traditional grammar-based mode of instruction, and this approach alone marginalizes students’ existing knowledge and communication abilities.
Despite reports that multilingual students’ academic progress has ‘stalled,’ researchers find new reasons to be optimistic about how they are faring in US schools.
Difficulty with English language can mask other difficulties culturally and linguistically diverse students may have, such as Austism or dyslexia.
Without developing a better understanding of the challenges refugee students face, we run the risk of further disadvantaging refugee students in Australia.
Having English as a common language can and does lead to problems.
Child refugees talk about their experience of transitioning into a new high school in Australia.