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Beadle and Silverman (2007) Examining the impact of EU enlargement and the introduction of the UK citizenship test on provision of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in Scotland Beadle and Silverman (2007) provide a comprehensive study of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in terms of both providers and learners in Scotland. The main strength of the study is the incorporation of both ESOL provider and learner perspectives, which highlights the central place of ESOL in aiding migrant integration into Scottish society. Although the study includes consideration of private provision and provision within higher education institutions, it primarily focuses on publicly funded ESOL provision, across a range of providers including colleges, the community and voluntary sectors. Beadle and Silverman (2007) not only draw attention to an increased demand for ESOL and subsequent need for further provision, but also to an increasing need for courses within Scotland’s rural areas due to recent A8 migration. In the concluding chapter, the authors reflect upon the policy implications stemming from their findings. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Scottish Government document
Learning Link Scotland (2007) ESOL in Scotland's voluntary sector This report by Learning Link Scotland (2007) investigates existing provision of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in Scotland’s voluntary sector. The report highlights areas of good practice and work which could be shared more widely across Scotland. It also provides research-generated recommendations. As such, the report meets its central aim of strengthening the infrastructure associated with ESOL provision at national and local levels. The report concludes with a list of ESOL related contacts which is a useful resource. Also see ESOL Scotland for a number of accessible online resources, a scoping study by Rice et al. (2004) and Rice et al. (2008) for a study pertaining to publically funded courses, Weedon et al. (2011) for a workplace context and Beadle and Silverman (2007) for a study which incorporates both provider and learner perspectives. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Third sector