UWA Grand Challenges - Making a Difference grant

Prize: Other distinction


PhD candidates in Linguistics Lucia Fraiese, Madeleine Clews and Connor Brown, we were awarded a UWA Making a Difference Grant to fund a project titled 'Language diversity and inclusion: A classroom toolkit for teachers'.
The awarded funds will be used to create a bespoke Professional Development program for school teachers with the purpose of assisting them in making their classrooms more inclusive and safer for First Nations and Culturally and Linguistically diverse (CaLD) students thereby improving educational outcomes for those students. The program will include practical resources to enable teachers to embrace and celebrate cultural and linguistic diversity in their classrooms and will enhance awareness, appreciation and understanding of language variation, diversity, and discrimination.