EAL/D effective school practices

EAL/D Effective Practices research

This resource provides insights into effective practices in schools that demonstrate evidence of strong EAL/D student growth. It makes explicit what works for EAL/D learners in schools. It strengthens the evidence base for effective practices in schools by describing the particular nature of schools and teaching that drive successful EAL/D education.

EAL/D Effective Practices school resource

This resource is designed to support schools to implement the findings from the English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) effective school practices research. The research identified the teaching, leadership and school organisational practices that were characteristic of schools which produced sustainable improvements in EAL/D student learning. This resource provides practical strategies and reflection questions to help teachers and school leaders develop a school and classroom environment where EAL/D learners are supported to achieve to their full potential.

Rationale:

This resource is designed to support schools to implement the findings from the English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) effective school practices research. The research identified the teaching, leadership and school organisational practices that were characteristic of schools which produced sustainable improvements in EAL/D student learning. This resource provides practical strategies and reflection questions to help teachers and school leaders develop a school and classroom environment where EAL/D learners are supported to achieve to their full potential.

Timeframe for use:

The resource can be used at any point throughout the year and may be particularly useful to support and sustain quality EAL/D practices.

Intended audience:

Principals, school executive, EAL/D specialist teachers and teachers of EAL/D learners.

Instructions for use:

The resources can be used to guide reflection on current practices in regards to EAL/D education. The practical strategies can be implemented to support improved practice.

 

Alignment to system priorities and/or needs: Aligns to the Multicultural Education policy and the EAL/D School Evaluation Framework.

Alignment to School Excellence Framework: Teaching: effective classroom practice; Leading: Educational leadership

Consulted with: CESE and Multicultural Education

Reviewed by: CESE and Multicultural Education

Created/last updated: June 2021

Anticipated resource review date: January 2023

Feedback: EALD.education@det.nsw.edu.au

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