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Curricula for Diversity in Education by Will Swann, Patricia Potts, Mary Masterton, Tony Booth

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Chapter 31

Le mot juste:

Learning the language of equality

Caroline Roaf

In this chapter Caroline Roaf considers the language used to describe and define the groupings, successes and opportunities of students at Peers School, a 13–18 comprehensive, where she works as special needs coordinator. Class groups there are balanced according to gender, race and attainment in the first year (Year 9), with choice of course having a greater influence thereafter. She suggests that particular attention should be given to the way young people are talked about when they reach the end of the period of compulsory education.

1 INTRODUCTION

In a school committed to equality of opportunity staff-need to examine and question how language is used to imply differences ...

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