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Murtagh, Lelia; Francis, Tracy – Language and Education, 2012
Since the establishment of a Language Support Service in 1999, all newcomer children with limited English skills arriving in schools in Ireland are entitled to two years of additional English language support. This is provided mainly by designated Language Support Teachers (LSTs). During the peak of the Celtic Tiger, there was a sharp growth in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Wallen, Matthew; Kelly-Holmes, Helen – Language and Education, 2006
Due to growth in immigration to the Republic of Ireland, the number of language minority students enrolling in primary schools has increased substantially over the last 10 years. The Irish context is a particularly interesting one in that until recently Ireland was a country of net emigration with limited experience of cultural diversity. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Language Minorities, Irish