English language education
In the context of national reviews of curriculum and teacher education, this paper traces Australia’s history of policy instability in English literacy education and proposes strategies for improvements and greater accountability.
The purpose of this research was to explore employment and English language outcomes for former quota refugees three years post-arrival in New Zealand. Its aim was twofold - to understand how services have contributed to settlement outcomes or acted as barriers and to understand former...
This report presents findings from research investigating the writing pedagogies, beliefs and practices of English teachers in the context of a decade of Australia's NAPLAN testing, where writing has been consistently identified as problematic in secondary schools.
This paper provides important context for the changes to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) announced by the federal government this month, which include expanding eligibility to accessing the AMEP and relaxing the timeframe in which people can access this support. It builds on conversations...
This research project shares experiences and case studies of Australian providers who have delivered or are delivering Australian education and training in Indonesia across all sectors, outlining models of engagement and regulatory settings for this delivery, together with an evidence base for Australia’s ongoing efforts...
In this American Dream Literacy Initiative 10-year retrospective report, you'll learn more about how this grant has helped nearly 200 libraries across the United States enhance their services for adult learners.
Settlement outcomes of humanitarian youth and active citizenship: economic participation, social participation and personal wellbeing
This research summary reports on how young people aged 15–25 years old from humanitarian backgrounds are settling in Australia. We use data from the Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) study, and make reference to the National Youth Settlement Framework, developed by the Multicultural...
(Re)Claiming social capital: improving language and cultural pathways for students from refugee backgrounds into Australian higher education
Educators and providers will have access to a new set of tools and resources to better support students from refugee backgrounds pursue higher education, following this national research project that examined students’ transition experiences.
English skills, engagement in education, and entrance into employment of recently arrived humanitarian migrants
The settlement success of humanitarian migrants is likely to be affected by many factors. This Research Summary explores three of these factors: English language proficiency; possession or acquisition of educational qualifications that can assist with getting a job; and becoming employed.
The Australian government invites all interested parties to comment on a consultation draft of a revised English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Standards.
In Fiji’s linguistically diverse context, vernacular and English literacy priorities for preschool children are significant.
In order to read proficiently, students need accurate and fluent word identification skills and adequate language comprehension. Put simply, they must be able to work out what the words on the page or screen are, and know what they mean. The most effective way to...
Culture in the classroom of ESL learners: A case study of how culture is represented in the lessons of ESL children at a New Zealand mainstream primary school
This study investigated whether teachers at a New Zealand full primary school considered it important for culture generally, and the cultures of their English Second Language (ESL) learners' specifically, to feature in their teaching of ESL pupils. It also examined how the ESL learners' cultures...