This section gives a brief overview of some of the key research on which our understanding of EAL pedagogy and good practice is based. You will find more comprehensive information about key research on the NALDIC website.
We have divided the research into rough chronological sections, although of course the work of some key figures in the field spans a number of decades.
Click below to download an overview of some of the key principles and theories, linked to the people who originally developed them, or who made significant contributions to them.
Key reports and events impacting on provision for EAL learners
The following timeline traces changes to government policy with regard to provision for EAL learners over the past 50 years, and includes the key reports which have influenced these changes.