RPF 2016/17: Arabic Supplementary Schools in the UK: The Construction of Language Identity and Fundamental British Values

Project: Other projectOther internal award

Project Details


Many ethnic minorities in the UK maintain their culture and language through community-led supplementary schools. This study focuses on Arabic supplementary schools, specifically on their educational practices for teaching Arabic; and on whether and, if so, how so-called Fundamental British Values (democracy; rule of law; individual liberty and mutual respect; tolerance of different faiths and beliefs) are taught. Further this study explores how pupils and teachers conceptualise their ethnic, national and social identity. As a pilot study for a larger project the researchers study five supplementary schools through classroom recordings, observations and interviews.
Amount awarded £6,290
Effective start/end date1/08/1631/07/17


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • L Education (General)
  • LT Textbooks
  • LF Individual institutions (Europe)
  • PJ Semitic
  • PE English