Project T1 (Wiese)

Modules on Language Variation for Teachers' Education: Dialects, Multlingualism, and the Question of "Correct Language"


The project transfers research results from the domain of “Language variation in urban areas” into the education sector. The overarching goal is to develop multimedia materials for new supplementary modules for initial and continuing education programmes of social actors who play key roles in the education of children and adolescents and are important in shaping public opinion on language and language competences, namely teachers in primary schools, secondary schools and in the early education of public day-care facilities for young children. This project complements conventional approaches to language training and language diagnostics by focusing on the social dimension of linguistic evaluations and addressing social impediments to an objective appraisal of the linguistic competences of children and adolescents from underpriviliged social groups. To this end, we develop specific materials that are implemented in modules for initial and continuing education. To support the materials for school teachers, we also develop course materials for school projects. Adapting the materials, testing them in praxis, evaluating them, and ensuring their long-term and sustained implementation, is made possible through ongoing cooperation with two partners, the Berlin Senate Administration for Education, Science, and Research, and the Workshop “Integration through Education” Berlin-Kreuzberg, and receives additional support from a collaboration with the Hector-Peterson Secondary School in Berlin-Kreuzberg, who is our partner for classroom applications.

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