CHAGAL in ACTION - 5. Other contributions
There were two contributions that did not fit into one of the categories above, although both are clearly related to the Chagal target groups (under-represented and international students).
One example describes experiences with these groups and the other is a more
scholarly paper indirectly confirming or challenging the curriculum guidelines.
Multilingualism – an Asset at University?
Isabelle Mathe, Austria
Isabelle Mathe reports initial results from her qualitative investigation at two universities in Vienna, in which multilingual students are asked about language use in their student life. She shows in what situations the students can incorporate their language of origin and in what ways they do this.
Why ‘inclusion’ must include the learner’s ‘voice’. A case study of three Afghanistani siblings ‘included’ in the mainstream Austrian school system
Amelia Thompson, Austria
A. Thompson describes the example of three siblings from Afghanistan who reported on their everyday school life and their learning experiences, how instructive it is to give space to learners' experiences. In the example, not only are practices which integrate the students into the education system described, but also those which make integration more difficult; it shows that learners can give their teachers clear signals as how to support successful integration and provide student support.