Module Identifier ED31820  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Robert Morris Jones  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite ED10310  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   20 HOURS: 10X2 separate hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work: 2 written assignments c 2,500 words each  100%
Supplementary Assessment All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. 

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of this module, students should:

Brief description

This module examines a variety of linguistic and sciolinguistic aspects of the relationship of language and education: it offers discussion of the wider sociolinguistic relationships of schools and their speech communities - relationships which are relevant to a consideration of the use of different varieties of language in education; and it investigates selected aspects of the use of language in the classroom by teachers, pupils and those who prepare teaching materials.



The lectures of the module are based on the following:

Tutorial / seminar work will be based:

Reading Lists

** General Text
(1975.) A language for life :report of the Committee of Inquiry appointed by the Secretary of State for Education and Science under the chairmanship of Sir Alan Bullock /Committee of Inquiry into Reading and the Use of English]. H.M.S.O. 0112703267
(1995.) Language education in the national curriculum /edited by Christopher Brumfit ; with contributions from Kate Armes ... [et al.]. Blackwell 0631189017PBKALKPAPER
(1991.) Language in mathematical education /edited by Kevin Durkin and Beatrice Shire. Open University Press 0335093663
(1980.) Language in science /prepared by the Language in Science Working Party of the Association. Association for Science Education 0902786660
(1978.) Teaching for literacy :reflections on the Bullock report /editors Frances R.A. Davis and Robert P. Parker, Jr. Ward Lock 0706237676
Bernstein, Basil. (1971.) Class, codes and control /Basil Bernstein. Routledge & Kegan Paul 0710070608
Bernstein, Basil. (1975.) Class, codes and control /Basil Bernstein. Routledge and Kegan Paul 0710081111
Bernstein, Basil. (1973.) Class, codes and control /Basil Bernstein. Routledge & Kegan Paul 0710073968
Corson, David. (1990.) Language policy across the curriculum /David Corson. Multilingual Matters 1853590681PBK
Coulthard, Malcolm (1985.) An introduction to discourse analysis /Malcolm Coulthard. Longman 0582553792
Edwards, A. D. (1976.) Language in culture and class :the sociology of language and education /[by] A.D. Edwards. Heinemann 0435822705
Hatch, Evelyn Marcussen. (1992.) Discourse and language education /Evelyn Hatch. Cambridge U.P. 0521415829
Milroy, James. (1985.) Authority in language :investigating language prescription and standardisation /James Milroy and Lesley Milroy. Routledge 0710097611
Milroy, James. (1991.) Authority in language :investigating language prescription and standardisation /James Milroy and Lesley Milroy. Routledge 0415065755
Perera, Katharine. (1984.) Children's writing and reading :analysing classroom language /Katharine Perera. Blackwell 0631136541
Pimm, David. (1989.) Speaking mathematically :communication in mathematics classroom /David Pimm. Routledge 0415037085
Sinclair, J. McH (1982.) The structure of teacher talk /John Sinclair. English Language Research, University of Birmingham 0704410613
Sinclair, J. McH. (1975.) Towards an analysis of discourse :the English used by teachers and pupils /J. McH. Sinclair and R.M. Coulthard. Oxford University Press 0194360113
Trudgill, Peter. (1975.) Accent, dialect and the school /Peter Trudgill. Edward Arnold 0713119837
** Recommended Text
(1987.) Language, communication & education :a reader /edited by Barbara M. Mayor and A.K. Pugh. Croom Helm in association with the Open University 0709935900
(1982.) Linguistics and the teacher /edited by Ronald Carter. Routledge & Kegan Paul 0710091931
(1983.) Readings on language, schools and classrooms /edited by Michael Stubbs and Hilary Hillier. Methuen 0416351808
Kingman, J. F. C. (1988) Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Teaching of English Language:Appointed by the Secretary of State under the Chairmanship of Sir John Kingman, March 1988 Stationery Office, The 0112706509TRADEPAPEROUTOFPRINT
Mittins, Bill. (1991.) Language awareness for teachers /Bill Mittins. Open University Press 0335095593
Stubbs, Michael (1986.) Educational linguistics /Michael Stubbs. Blackwell 0631138986
Stubbs, Michael (1983.) Language, schools and classrooms /Michael Stubbs. Methuen 0416356400
Wilkinson, Andrew. (1975.) Language and education /Andrew Wilkinson. Oxford University Press 0199111014


This module is at CQFW Level 6