Codó (2022) Languaging teachers. CLIL and the politics of precarisation in Catalonia
Languaging teachers. CLIL and the politics of precarisation in Catalonia
By Eva Codó
The aim of this chapter is to investigate CLIL as a site of struggle for educators and school heads. It takes a sociolinguistic and political economy perspective that focuses on the investigation of schools as neoliberalised workplaces and of teaching as a profession in transformation. Data come from two institutional ethnographies conducted near Barcelona (2015-2017) in a state school and a publicly subsidised private school. The analysis shows that, as a wholesale process of languaging teachers, CLIL is a stratifying mechanism that alters established regimes of value, subjectifies teachers to marketise and precarise themselves and especially in the state sector, reinforces existing inequalities between permanent and temporary staff.