Exploring Policymaking in the Classroom: A Case Study from Catalan-Speaking Spain

10:10 - 10:40am MDT
Presented at: LLP 2015

In Catalan-speaking regions of Spain, where two official languages (Spanish and Catalan) co-exist, ideological issues concerning language use in schools are controversial, particularly as the independence movement in Catalonia gains momentum.

This paper presents findings from a case study investigating development and implementation of Language Policy at an International Baccalaureate school in Catalan-speaking Spain. Presenters examine the role of the individual in mediating language policy, and the multi-layered context of LP implementation.