Languaging teachers: CLIL and the politics of precarisation in Catalonia

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The aim of this chapter is to investigate CLIL as a site of struggle for educators and school heads. It takes a sociolinguistic and political economy perspective that focuses on the investigation of schools as neoliberalised workplaces and of teaching as a profession in transformation. Data come from two institutional ethnographies conducted near Barcelona (2015-2017) in a state school and a publicly subsidised private school. The analysis shows that, as a wholesale process of languaging teachers, CLIL is a stratifying mechanism that alters established regimes of value, subjectifies teachers to marketise and precarise themselves and especially in the state sector, reinforces existing inequalities between permanent and temporary staff.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal CLIL
Subtitle of host publicationCritical, Ethnographic and Language Policy Perspectives
EditorsEva Codó
Place of PublicationNew York and Oxdon
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781003147374
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-70650-0
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism


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