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English as a Second Language 1973

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English as a Second Language 1973

19 mins United Kingdom Director. Alan Murgatroyd

Britain education system gets to grips with multiculturalism in this best practice video from Dean High School in Bolton, where in effect every teacher becomes an English teacher. Innovative at the time, specialist language teachers run through the basics in small concentrated classes with the aim of getting the young Indian and Pakistani teenagers fully integrated into normal secondary school classes and culturally modifying lessons where needed.

This progressive approach, providing concentrated support for new students, could be hailed as a shining example of the schools system actively engaging with the new and diverse student bodies that were coming through in the late 70s. The Deane High School opened in 1970 and had a total of 600 pupils, of whom a third were of Indian or Pakistani origin in 1973.

Directed by

Alan Murgatroyd

Featuring

Ronald Harvi

Genres

Training film/TV programme

Tags

Teaching Foreign languages English language Asian community in Great Britain School Children

Collection

South Asian Britain on Film

Released

1973

Country

United Kingdom

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