Friday, October 02, 2015

1st Formative Submission: Critical Reviewing of Two Texts


Ajayi, L. (2015). High school teachers’ perspectives on the English language arts Common Core State Standards: an exploratory study. Educ Res Policy Prac.

Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED). 2011. Teaching Scotland’s future: Report of a review of teacher education in Scotland (The Donaldson Report). Edinburgh: Scottish Government.(2015). 


  • "ESOL practitioners, in general, need to be better acquainted with the Scottish qualifications landscape and with wider educational priorities." (p12) 
  • "The SQA is exploring strategies for measuring, accrediting and recording learner achievement through learning plans." (p13)

Fillmore, L. (2014). English Language Learners at the Crossroads of Educational Reform. TESOL Q, 48(3), pp.624-632.

Yvonne Foley , Pauline Sangster & Charles Anderson (2013) Examining EAL policy and practice in mainstream schools, Language and Education, 27:3, 191-206, DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2012.687747

Christine Han , Hugh Starkey & Andy Green (2010) The politics of ESOL (English for speakers of other languages): implications for citizenship and social justice, International Journal of Lifelong Education, 29:1, 63-76, DOI: 10.1080/02601370903471304 

Matlock, K., Goering, C., Endacott, J., Collet, V., Denny, G., Jennings-Davis, J. and Wright, G. (2015). Teachers’ views of the Common Core State Standards and its implementation. Educational Review, pp.1-15.