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I have understanding as well as you' : supporting the language and learning needs of students from low socio-economic status backgrounds

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Ann-Marie PriestAnn-Marie Priest
The Australian Federal Government’s recent commitment to increasing the numbers of students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds in higher education will have a particular impact on the academic language and learning professional, who is at the front line in providing learning support for such students. The presence of working-class students at the university can be a powerful challenge to the unspoken assumptions that surround academic discourse, and raises a number of pressing ethical as well as practical issues. This paper reviews some of the literature on the specific needs of students from low SES backgrounds, with a focus on language and learning support. It presents a range of strategies for working with thesel earners to achieve the specific literacies associated with academic discourse, while recognising and drawing on the knowledge and understandings they bring to the academy.

History

Volume

3

Issue

2

Start Page

70

End Page

81

Number of Pages

12

eISSN

1835-5196

ISSN

1835-5196

Location

Brisbane, Qld

Publisher

Association for Academic Language and Learning

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Division of Teaching and Learning Services; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of academic language and learning.