Project Spotlight

  • Birmingham team presents its report to Panjabi school
    Post date: Tue, 26/02/2013 - 12:15
                           On 19th May 2012 we presented our report to the research participants from the Panjabi school,
                           including administrators, trustees, teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders. The
  • Stockholm project
    Post date: Tue, 26/02/2013 - 12:07
                      On 17th December 2012 the Stockholm research team reported their findings to teachers, policy-makers
                       and other education professionals at a seminar at Stockholm University.
  • Report for Panjabi School published
    Post date: Tue, 26/02/2013 - 12:02



  • Special Issue of journal devoted to findings of IDII4MES
    Post date: Tue, 26/02/2013 - 11:56

    Our research project has taken us into multilingual classrooms in Birmingham, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Tilburg where we investigated the multilingual practices and identities of young people and their teachers in a range of educational settings including primary, secondary and complementary schools in Northern Europe. The ‘superdiverse’ (Vertovec, 2009) contexts of our European cities mean that as educators we have a great deal in common across our cityscapes. We are faced with questions of how best to respond to increasing diversity in policy and practice.

  • 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Oslo, June 2011
    Post date: Tue, 25/01/2011 - 12:37
    In June 2011 the IDI4MES research team will present their emergent findings from the project at the 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism, in Oslo, Norway.
  • Seminar at Birkbeck College, London entitled "Researching Multilingualism in Complementary Schools"
    Post date: Thu, 20/01/2011 - 16:47


  • Complementary schools: hidden assets of a multilingual Birmingham
    Post date: Tue, 07/12/2010 - 14:29

    Research led by Angela Creese, Professor of Educational Linguistics at University of Birmingham, has highlighted the value of complementary schools within and beyond the communities they serve. Complementary schools run alongside mainstream provision and are often staffed on a voluntary basis. They provide a space for young people from linguistic minorities to study their home and community language, religion, and heritage.

  • IDII4MES Project Team Meeting
    Post date: Tue, 07/12/2010 - 12:28

    This meeting in Birmingham allows the whole multi-site team to convene and discuss the progress of the research and field work, and to share emergent analysis.