The following article is available from our eResources database via Staffnet for the staff of CEO Parramatta Diocese. Call Lisa at the Teaching and Learning Resource Centre on 9677 4344 for more details.
ESL resources failing African refugees , The Australian, 4 November 2005.
The following internet resources can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks for each title.
Sudanese education project report
The Educational Background of Sudanese Refugees: A quick guide for Australian teachers, by Rebecca Atwell
Cultural and linguistic diversity: issues for schools
Hopes fulfilled or dreams shattered. Centre for Refugee Research University of NSW.
Course offers workplace awareness training for young refugee people
Muir, D. (2003). English and literacy teaching and learning strategies for newly arrived humanitarian refugee students from Sudan. Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Progr
Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program website
References to books, book chapters and articles
Please contact Lisa at the Teaching Learning Resource Unit on 9677 4344 if you require any of the following books or articles.
Anderson, A. (2004). Issues of Migration. In R. Hamilton & D. Moore, Educational Interventions for Refugee Children: Theoretical perspectives and implementing best practice.
London: Routledeg Falmer.
(in press) Brown, Miller, J. & Mitchell, J. African refugees with interrupted schooling in the high school mainstream: ‘always at the back’. (Australian Journal of Language and Literacy 2006)
Carrasquillo, A. & Rodríguez, V. (2002). Language minority students in the classroom. 2nd Edition. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Carrasquillo, A. Kucer, S. & Abrams, R. (2004) Beyond the Beginnings: Literacy Interventions for Upper Elementary English Language Learners. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Miller, J., Mitchell, J. & Brown, J. (2005) African refugees with interrupted schooling in the high school mainstream: dilemmas for teachers.
Prospect: An Australian Journal of TESOL, 20 (2), 19-33.
West Coast AMES (2002). Teaching to learn: Exploring alternative teaching strategies for oral/aural learners. Australian National Training Authority Adult Literacy National Project.
Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
Westwood, P. (2001) Reading and learning difficulties: Approaches to teaching and assessment. Victoria, Aust.: ACER Press.
(2004) Social Languages and Schooling: The uptake of sociocultural perspectives in school. In Hawkins, M. (Ed). Social and cultural approaches to language learning and teaching,
and teacher education. Clevedon UK: Multilingual Matters.
(2003) Identity and language use: The politics of speaking in schools. In Pavlenko, A. & Blackledge, A. (Eds) Negotiation of identity in multilingual contexts (Clevedon UK: Multilingual Matters).