I suspect I have been dipping in and out of Pierre Bordieu since before Robert Sharples was born. So how did I not know that wonderful academic language line from Bordieu?
The answer is simple. What Rob’s excellent new book, Teaching EAL, clearly shows is that while I read bits and pieces of EAL research, he has read everything that’s vaguely related and is able to guide the reader succinctly through most of it in under 200 pages. However, the book does much more than that. It features case studies from the work of leading EAL practitioners and even guides you through how to approach EAL when Ofsted visit- a tough job when the Education inspection framework contains not a single word about EAL, though the seven references to The Equality Act 2010 give you something to go on.
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