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By Andrey Rosowsky

This ethnographic learn investigates for the 1st time in any major intensity the literacy practices linked to the faith of Islam as they're formed, lived and skilled inside a standard Muslim group within the uk. It seeks to counterbalance winning perspectives on such practices that have usually been misrepresented and misunderstood.

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The community settled in cheaper, inner city, mainly terraced housing in east Sheffield and either side of Rotherham city centre. Nowadays, most of the jobs that brought them to the UK have gone. Many males now work in the taxi industry. Others are unemployed. The national statistics for ethnic minority unemployment apply strongly in the area (ONS, 2003). Children attend local primary and secondary schools. In the late 70s, recognition of the educational needs of these children meant that additional resources were provided to Local Education Authorities (LEAs) in the form of Section 11 of the Commonwealth Immigration Act, which later became the Ethnic Minority and Travellers Achievement Grant (EMTAG, later EMAG).

In the case of Urdu, this will be another learning task, for the linguistic and stylistic differences are such as to present significant comprehension difficulties (Linguistic Minorities Project, 1983). As most of the children and adults attending the mosque either for instructions or for devotions are from the same community many aspects of their acquired social, cultural and religious identity are confirmed here. At the same time that a child is acquiring this identity through active learning and imitation, his/her identity is shaped, equally importantly, by what he/she is not, a ‘this is what we are not’ sense of place and role.

Vp 25 June 2008 10:57:48 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen 32 Part 1: The Study of Liturgical Literacy Language (EAL) pupils followed an intense programme of English away from their peers until such a time as it was considered appropriate for them to be admitted to mainstream classes. However, when this method of support fell from favour, in the interests of inclusion, these pupils were managed within the secondary school through a balanced programme of in-class support and occasional withdrawal.

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