21 years in east London: issues in policy, research and practice

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Sneddon, R. 2011. 21 years in east London: issues in policy, research and practice. IPSE seminar Educating Communities: Teachers in Supplementary schools. London 01 Jun 2011 London London Metropolitan University, Institute for Policy Studies in Education.
AuthorsSneddon, R.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

This paper is very much an introduction to work-in-progress and is based on a presentation at a
seminar at London Metropolitan University and the ensuing debate (Mau, 2011). It builds on
personal experience as a practitioner in the community language sector for 21 years (Sneddon,
1993), and on experience of research in the field, some of which was carried out with my late
colleague Peter Martin. Peter and I began to explore some of the many dimensions of diversity in
the complementary school sector on our doorstep in east London. We were fascinated by the way it
developed organically to meet the very specific needs of highly localised communities and how
issues of power and status impact in different ways and offer different opportunities and challenges
to differently situated communities (Sneddon & Martin, forthcoming).

Keywordscomplementary schools; London; community languages
Year2011
ConferenceIPSE seminar Educating Communities: Teachers in Supplementary schools
PublisherLondon Metropolitan University, Institute for Policy Studies in Education
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Publication dates
Print01 Jun 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited24 Apr 2013
Web address (URL)http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/fms/MRSite/Research/ipse/Sneddon%2021%20years%20in%20East%20London%20Working%20Paper.pdf
Place of publicationLondon
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