‘It will be hard because I will have to learn lots of English’: Experiences of education for children newly arrived in Australia

dc.contributor.author de Heer, N
dc.contributor.author Due, Clemence
dc.contributor.author Riggs, Damien Wayne
dc.contributor.author Augoustinos, Martha
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-25T05:21:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-25T05:21:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
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.abstract Educational 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.identifier.citation de 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.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2015.1023232 en
dc.identifier.issn 0951-8398
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/36288
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights Copyright (2015) Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights.holder Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights.license In Copyright
dc.title ‘It will be hard because I will have to learn lots of English’: Experiences of education for children newly arrived in Australia en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Riggs, Damien Wayne: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0961-9099 en_US
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