Naz Rassool

Naz Rassool
University of Reading · Institute of Education

PhD

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April 1991 - present
University of Reading
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  • Professor of Education

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Publications (26)
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Countries throughout the Sub-Saharan (SSA) region have a complex linguistic heritage having their origins in opportunistic boundary changes effected by Western colonial powers at the Berlin Conference 1884-1885. Postcolonial language-in-education policies valorizing ex-colonial languages have contributed at least in part to underachievement in educ...
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Communal Internet access facilities or telecentres are considered a good way to provide connectivity to people who do not possess home connectivity. Attempts are underway to utilize telecentres as eLearning centres providing access to learning materials to students who would otherwise not be able to take up eLearning. This paper reports on the find...
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Incl. abstract & bibl. School effectiveness is a microtechnology of change. It is a relay device, which transfers macro policy into everyday processes and priorities in schools. It is part of the growing apparatus of performance evaluation. Change is brought about by a focus on the school as a site-based system to be managed. There has been corpora...
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IntroductionThe importance of being able to communicate effectively has been seen traditionally as a necessary outcome of the educational process. Much of this relates to the fact that literacy, language and communication represent a potent form of cultural capital, which can be exchanged within the labour market. Language in education plays a sign...
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The quality of a country's human-resource base can be said to determine its level of success in social and economic development. This study focuses on some of the major human-resource development issues that surround the implementation of South Africa's policy of multilingualism in education. It begins by discussing the relationship between knowled...
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This paper draws on ethnographic case‐study research conducted amongst a group of first and second generation immigrant children in six inner‐city schools in London. It focuses on language attitudes and language choice in relation to cultural maintenance, on the one hand, and career aspirations on the other. It seeks to provide insight into some of...
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This article aims to create intellectual space in which issues of social inequality and education can be analyzed and discussed in relation to the multifaceted and multi-levelled complexities of the modern world. It is divided into three sections. Section One locates the concept of social class in the context of the modern nation state during the p...
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An essential aspect of school effectiveness theory is the shift from the social to the organisational context, from the macro- to the micro-culture. The school is represented largely as a bounded institution, set apart, but also in a precarious relationship with the broader social context. It is ironic that at a time when social disadvantage appear...
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This paper juxtaposes postmodernist discourses on language, identity and cultural power with historical forms of language inequalities grounded in the nation-state. The discussion is presented in three sections. The first section focuses on the mixed legacies of language-state relations within the pluralist nation-state, colonial and postcolonial l...
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This paper explores, through the life histories of a group of first and second generation immigrant pupils from the 'Asian' and 'African' diasporas, the complex ways in which 'black' identities have evolved in British society over the past two decades. The phrase 'black identities' is used here not as a racially descriptive term but rather as a sig...
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L'imposition de la langue imperiale en contexte colonial relegue les langues et les cultures indigenes a une position inferieure, parce qu'elles ne developpent plus en totalite leur repertoire ecrit, creant un manque pour les generations faisant suite a la colonisation. Par ailleurs la migration vers le pays colonisateur souleve des questions quant...
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Since language policy for Welsh speakers has existed since 1907, parents have had the right to choose the language of instruction for their children. Although teaching hours in Welsh vary between Local Education Authorities (LEAs), different models of bilingual education exist in Wales and the overall emphasis is on developing bilingualism and bi-c...
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Literacy as a social practice is integrally linked with social, economic and political institutions and processes. As such, it has a material base which is fundamentally constituted in power relations. Literacy is therefore interwoven with the text and context of everyday living in which multi-levelled meanings are organically produced at both indi...
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This paper locates the ethnic minority language issue within the broader context of national language policy within the pluralist nation‐state. It is divided into three sections. Section one provides an historical overview of the second language ‘debate’ in England and Wales during the past three decades and discusses it within the absence of a coh...
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Technology is changing not only our material reality, but also our social roles and power positions within the social structure. Whilst its increasingly widespread applications in industry, on the one hand, facilitate production processes they also contribute to the marginalisation and displacement of particular groups of people within the labour f...

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