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Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) and the Evolution of an Inclusive Language Education Policy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... enrolled at the school increased significantly with the appointment of the first administrative principal (Déirdre Kirwan) in 1987, and in due course, seven prefabs were erected adjacent to the main building. In 2005, the Department...

Introduction

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... explorations of underlying processes. Déirdre Kirwan was responsible for initiating Scoil Bhríde’s approach to language education and guiding its development; she gathered the extensive records on which we draw and experienced at first-hand...

Implications and Consequences

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... Bhríde’s approach arose in circumstances of increasing linguistic diversity – by 2015, 80 per cent of the pupils came from immigrant families and between them they had fifty-one home languages. This prompted Déirdre Kirwan to seek a response...

Plurilingual Learning and the Development of Learner Autonomy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... 1991 book on learner autonomy (strongly influenced by the work of Leni Dam); Déirdre Kirwan had given a copy of the quotation to all teachers. In this particular classroom the teacher told him she used it to discuss her pupils’ learning...

The National Context

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... it is necessary to acknowledge a significant shift in language education policy that has taken place since Déirdre Kirwan collected the data presented and discussed in later chapters. As noted earlier, a new Primary Language Curriculum (Department...

The Development of Plurilingual Literacy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... interviewed with a group of her classmates, she told Déirdre Kirwan that learning Irish was fun. When she first came to Ireland as a child she thought that English was the only language people spoke: So when they introduced Irish I thought...

Languages in Classroom Discourse: Using Plurilingual Skills to Construct Knowledge

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter is concerned with classroom communication, the talk between teachers and learners that frames and shapes the activities of each lesson and presents and processes the content of the curriculum. We begin with some introductory...