This module aims to enable students to understand the concepts of social
identity, power and discourse and be familiar with key research
studies, which focus on these issues within the
context of the school. You should be able them to identify key characteristics of school discourse(s) within a South African
context and possess skills enabling you to compare the home discourse of a community with which
you are familiar with the school discourse.
You will be sensitised to
the existence of different home discourses.
With their acquired values, you should be able to apply this understanding of the issues of social identity, power and
discourse to teaching and learning practices within multicultural language classroom and evaluate language policy within
multicultural schools in the light of your
understanding of these key issues.