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Language, Schools and Classrooms (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

By Michael Stubbs

Routledge – 2012

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

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Description

The role of language is central in education – but there is much debate about the exact relation between children’s language and their educational success. The author provides a clear guide to the basic issues in the debates over language deficit, standard English and classroom language, and in this edition he shows how work in sociolinguistics can give a better understanding of the place of language in education and society.

Reviews

‘The book is extremely well written and clearly shows the author’s concern with the classroom…’ The Times Higher Education Supplement

Contents

Introduction. Foreword to the second edition. 1. Why is Language Important in Education? 2. Some Basic Sociolinguistic Concepts. 3. Bernstein’s Theory of Restricted and Elaborated Codes. 4. Labov and the Myth of Linguistic Deprivation. 5. The Need for Studies of Classroom Language. 6. Studies of Classroom Language. 7. Teaching and Talking: The Hidden Curriculum of Classroom Talk. 8. Towards A Sociolinguistic Analysis. 9. Some Topics for Further Investigation. Further Reading. Indices.

Related Subjects

  1. Sociology of Education

Name: Language, Schools and Classrooms (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education) (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael Stubbs. The role of language is central in education – but there is much debate about the exact relation between children’s language and their educational success. The author provides a clear guide to the basic issues in the debates over...
Categories: Sociology of Education