Lorraine Connaughton-Crean's research while affiliated with Dublin City University and other places

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There are few professional development courses available to teachers with a focus on meeting the special educational needs (SEN) of students in immersion education contexts worldwide. The continuous professional development (CPD) needs of immersion education teachers in SEN are under researched internationally. This study investigated the CPD needs...


... In our study, we explore how ECEC staff encourage and support the children's HLs across various formal and informal situations. By home languages (HLs), we refer to all languages other than Norwegian that are used in the children's homes (see Connaughton-Crean & Ó Duibhir, 2017). In the following, we firstly present theoretical perspectives and previous research on HL support in mainstream ECEC centres, before describing the methods used in this study, and finally, going on to analyse and discuss our data. ...