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ERIC Number: EJ1137269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1747-7506
The Inclusion of Slovak Roma Pupils in Secondary School: Contexts of Language Policy and Planning
Payne, Mark
Current Issues in Language Planning, v18 n2 p161-180 2017
The arrival of large numbers of Slovak Roma to Sheffield over a relatively short period has inserted two new languages (Slovak and Romani) into an already diverse, multilingual school environment. Schools face challenges in welcoming the new migrant children, inducting and integrating them and facilitating access to the English school curriculum. This paper draws on longitudinal ethnolinguistic research in one secondary school in Sheffield that has experienced this migration and language situation and responded in a variety of ways. Utilizing an analytical framework based upon "language-in-education planning" (LEP, [Kaplan & Baldauf, 1997, "Language planning. From practice to theory." Clevedon: "Multilingual Matters"]) and "micro language planning" (MLP, [Liddicoat & Taylor-Leech, 2014, "Micro language planning for multilingual education: Agency in local contexts." "Current Issues in Language Planning," 15(3), 237-244]), the various emergent practices are examined. Findings show that the school is engaging in various "unplanned" practices to surmount the language and pedagogical issues, thus highlighting the role of MLP as a necessary part of more macro LEP processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia; United Kingdom (Sheffield)
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