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Twilight session with Professor Alice Deignan and Marcus Jones

Principal Investigator Professor Alice Deignan and Project Consultant Marcus Jones to lead a twilight session on some of the findings of the project to date.

Linguistic Challenges of the Transition – online twilight session

 

Bridging the Word Gap at Transition

In partnership with Oxford University Press

87% of teachers are concerned that increasing academic requirements at transition from primary to secondary school highlight pupils’ difficulties with vocabulary, according to our new report for Oxford University Press.  Meanwhile 92% of teachers believe that this ‘word gap’ – where children have a vocabulary below age-related expectations – has widened further following school closures brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alice Deignan, our team leader, was recently interviewed for a new report for Oxford University Press, ‘Bridging the Word Gap at Transition’. You can download the whole report and read the interview in full through the link below.

https://cfey.org/reports/2020/10/bridging-the-word-gap-at-transition/

Interview with Professor Alice Deignan

Principal Investigator Alice Deignan joins Robbie Love to reflect on the first year of the project and discuss some early findings.

 

Interview with Dr Duygu Candarli

Project Research Fellow Duygu Candarli joins Robbie Love to reflect on the first year of the project and discuss working with our participating schools.

 

CLER podcast: Alice Deignan

Shortly after the launch of the project in September 2018, Principal Investigator Professor Alice Deignan sat down with Dr Robbie Love to record a podcast for the University of Leeds’ Centre for Language Education Research (CLER). Alice discussed a previous research project of hers which led her to investigate the transition from primary to secondary school.

 

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