AAAL 2002 Colloquium: Teacher Talk about Parents and Multilingualism. Attitudes and beliefs across countries
Since teachers form the essential link between top-down policies and bottom-up practices, their attitudes on multilingualism in general and on parental involvement in particular are critical to achieving positive education outcomes for multilingual students. Yet, there is an extensive gap in studies that generate comparable cross-country data that may facilitate our understanding of the potential impact of societal perceptions. This colloquium takes a first step towards filling that gap, by focusing on what primary school teachers say about parents and how they talk about them. It spotlights (i) the attitudes and beliefs teachers hold about parents and multilingualism, and (ii) the attitudes and beliefs on multilingualism that teachers attribute to parents. Presentations outline the results from five of the contributing countries of an ongoing international project: France, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (England).
Saturday, March 19, 2022 to Tuesday, March 22, 2022