Bridging the gap: Curriculum practices in community language schools and their challenges

Vaidyanathan, Revathi (2016) Bridging the gap: Curriculum practices in community language schools and their challenges. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study investigated curriculum practices in Queensland community language schools and how these practices are supported by government policy. The conceptual framework drew on theories of ethnolinguistic vitality and curriculum dimensions. The research design involved case studies of two community language schools of different sizes, using classroom observation and interviews. Cross–case analysis revealed contrasting curriculum practices determined by student enrolments, and different capacities to access and benefit from what policy support was available. This study offers some implications and possibilities to better support quality curriculum practices in community language schools.

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ID Code: 93022
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Hepple, Erika & Doherty, Catherine
Keywords: Comparative case study, Commmunity languages, Curriculum Practice, Policy, Language maintenance, Ethnolinguistic vitality, Community language schools
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2016 01:15
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 01:15

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