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Papageorgiou (2006) Learning beyond words. The impact of second language adult education on migrants' social involvement: A comparison between Scotland and Greece

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This study by Papageorgiou (2006) incorporates an interesting examination of adult education for migrants in Athens within a comparative framework alongside the example of Glasgow, with both cities having experienced similar demographic change. With the inclusion of opinions from both learners and tutors, the work focuses on how second language classes can be a catalyst for migrants social engagement. Furthermore, the study also explores how the educational experience of migrant learners is impacted on by both socio-political factors and educational practices. The author demonstrates that the level of social participation of second language migrant learners is in the main attributable to tutors use of informal teaching methodology and a broadening of the curriculum with inclusion of extra-curricular activities, in addition to uncovering how tutors perceive their role and the practices they employ are firmly influenced by established educational cultures.

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Papageorgiou, I. (2006) Learning beyond words. The impact of second language adult education on migrants' social involvement: a comparison between Scotland and Greece. Ph.D. thesis: University of Glasgow.

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