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Different generations, different needs:Migrant youth in English language programs

Harding, Luke and Wigglesworth, Gillian (2005) Different generations, different needs:Migrant youth in English language programs. Prospect: An Australian Journal of TESOL, 20 (3). pp. 6-23.

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Abstract

Migrant youth have different social and educational needs from those of their parents. However, young migrants are often included in ‘mixed-age’ language programs either because institutions lack the numbers to create youth-specific classes or because such classes are deemed unnecessary. In this article, we investigate the provisions made for migrant youth in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). Data is collected, first, through a survey of AMEP providers. Then, the opinions of young migrants themselves are ascertained through focus group interviews, which are further supplemented by interviews with teachers and program directors. Finally, based on the information gathered from learners and educators, we outline a number of future directions for addressing the needs of this group.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Prospect: An Australian Journal of TESOL
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 55722
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2012 16:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55722

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