Associate Professor in Language Education, member bua-lit collective, University of Cape Town
Convener: MEd specialising in Language & Literacy Studies
I teach courses and conduct research on language and literacy teaching and learning in multilingual contexts. My research is framed by a view of language and literacy as social practices. I research the relationships between language, literacy and power in educational contexts of deep social inequality. I have published on language ideologies in schooling and language in education policy; relationships between ‘race’ and language; classroom discourse and power relations; critical literacy; identity, subjectivity and learning and translanguaging for learning. I am part of the bua-lit collective (www.bua-lit.org.za)
- See more at: http://www.education.uct.ac.za/edu/staff/academic/cmckinney
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