Becoming multilingual - bridges and barriers to change in a monolingual primary and high school

Geraldine Smyth, Nathalie Sheridan

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In the two research projects discussed in this chapter we wished to investigate how schools as institutions, teachers and pupils worked together in a changing demographic context to ensure that education in Scotland really did provide equal opportunities for all no matter the previous linguistic, educational and socio-economic realities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning spaces for social justice
Subtitle of host publicationinternational perspectives on exemplary practices from preschool to secondary school
EditorsHanna Ragnarsdottir, Clea Schmidt
Place of PublicationStoke-on-Trent
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • multilingual
  • bridges
  • barriers to change
  • primary school
  • high school
  • monolingual

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