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dc.contributor.authorDaly, Nicolaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLimbrick, Libbyen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-10T02:10:48Z
dc.date.available2021-03-10T02:10:48Z
dc.date.issued2020en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationDaly, N., & Limbrick, L. (2020). The joy of having a book in your own language: Home language books in a refugee education centre. Education Sciences, 10(9), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090250en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14169
dc.description.abstractIn 2018, Aotearoa/New Zealand increased its annual refugee quota to 1000. When refugees arrive in Aotearoa/New Zealand they spend six weeks in a resettlement programme. During this time, children attend an introduction to schooling. First language (L1) literacy support for children experiencing education in a medium that is not their Home Language has been identified as essential for children’s educational success. This knowledge is reflected in Principle 4 of the International Literacy Association’s Children’s Rights to Read campaign, which states that “children have the right to read texts that mirror their experiences and languages…”. In 2018, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)-Yamada Foundation granted funding to IBBY in Aotearoa/New Zealand (IBBYNZ)/Storylines to supply books in the Home Languages of the refugee children in the introduction to school programme. Over 350 books were sourced in a range of languages including Farsi, Arabic, Tamil, Punjabi, Burmese, Karen, Chin, and Spanish. In this article, the sourcing of these books and their introduction to children in a refugee resettlement programme is described. Interviews with five teachers in the resettlement programme concerning the use of the books and how children and their families have been responding are reported. Future programme developments are outlined.en_NZ
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dc.publisherMDPI
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dc.titleThe joy of having a book in your own language: Home language books in a refugee education centreen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/educsci10090250en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfEducation Sciencesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1
pubs.elements-id257452
pubs.end-page15
pubs.issue9en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume10en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn2227-7102en_NZ


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