Realist Ethnography

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This study was designed in order to analyse how long it takes for a child to start communicating verbally in a second language, and what happens in the process of learning English as an additional language (EAL). Also, it speculates whether the educational system is well prepared to include bilingual children into the class and appropriately care for their special educational needs. There is a lot of existing literature in bilingual development in early year settings, however, it is somehow innovative the fact that the author decided to further look into the educational system and the way it welcomes the bilingual children into education institutions. The need to explore this topic, according to the author, comes from a lack of studies that…show more content…
The feedback reports collected from the nursery teacher has given the researcher an elaborate understanding of Nazma’s behaviour in class, from her point of view. In order for it not to be only based on the teacher’s perspective, Drury also interviewed the BTA which according to the researcher herself is crucial to the study as it shows the link between home and the nursery and how Nazma associates both, therefore, feeling more and more comfortable in class. Someone else’s perspective into the child’s development in class, especially someone with as much experience in the field as the BTA and the nursery teacher is crucial to understanding how and why Nazma is showing this type of intrusive behaviour at the nursery. This way not only is the researcher analyzing the ‘silent period’ the child is going through in this transition in her life, but is also analyzing the way in which the professionals involved in her case are dealing with it, which is also one of the objectives of this study; to find out how the educational system helps bilingual children better adapt to learning…show more content…
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