Ratha Perumal

Ms Ratha Perumal

Senior Lecturer

Department of Early Childhood & Education , School of Education and Communities

Ratha Perumal is a Senior Lecturer engaged in research and teaching in Education and Multilingualism at the School of Education and Communities.

Qualifications

  • MA Education, University of East London
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Warwick

Areas Of Interest

Culturally inclusive pedagogy and linguistically responsive education for multilingual learners.  

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OVERVIEW

Ratha's professional responsibilities include teaching and supporting the academic progress of undergraduate and postgraduate students at the School of Education and Communities.  

EXTERNAL ROLES    
Convenor of the Language and Education Network, Education Educational Research Association: ECER

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2010 - present)

CURRENT RESEARCH

OBSERVATIONS OF PEDAGOGICAL EXCELLENCE OF TEACHERS ACROSS NATIONS [OPETAN]    
Co-researcher (and England lead) in an international research project to identify effective pedagogies of in-service teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms in England, Germany, Finland and the United States.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS WORKING WITH MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS    
Lead researcher in a project to deliver multi-modal support for in-service teachers in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms in England

THE ATTAINMENT OF MINORITY ETHNIC UNDERGRADUATES: THE RHETORIC AND THE REALITY    
Ongoing doctoral research that investigates the possible explanations for patterns in minority ethic achievement in higher education, and beyond.

PUBLICATIONS

Commins, N., Perumal, R., Hammer, S., Dahm, R., Alisaari, J. & Aguerre, S. (2016) Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms: International Perspectives and Frameworks. 23-26 August. European Conference in Educational Research, University College Dublin.

TEACHING

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Prepare to become a primary, secondary or further education teacher. Learn from practising teachers and participate in current debates on education.

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MA Education

Our well-established part-time MA Education course is about extending your understanding of teaching theory and practice. The course is designed for those who are teaching, or are spending a significant part of each week supporting teaching and learning.

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MODULES

  • ED4008 The Language of Multilingual Communities
  • ED6012  Language, Pedagogy and Cultural Diversity
  • ED6015 Dissertation supervision