Coping with CLIL – Dropouts in bilingual streams in Germany (SH)
Dissertationsprojekt Carsten Apsel (laufend)
A lot of studies have pointed out the positive effects of CLIL but it should be noted that in many of the studies it is usually a selective group of pupils that delivers positive output. What has been ignored completely so far is that pupils drop out of CLIL classes at the same time. And apart from Zydatiß’ observation that many learners leave CLIL classes for tactical reasons, as they try to get the highest credits possible for their A-levels in non-bilingual classes, the reasons are yet unknown. But it is of great importance to understand this phenomenon with respect to CLIL’s prospective future in which a larger amount and variety of pupils will be addressed. Thus, my ongoing research project on CLIL focuses on dropouts from bilingual streams of German grammar schools in SH and their perspective on CLIL. Due to the lack of research in this field, I have chosen a qualitative approach, interviewing dropouts. All interviews will be analysed by using the documentary method. The intended result is a set of factors (categories and their interrelations) that have supportive or detrimental effects on CLIL careers.
- Dauer: aktuell
- Projektleitung: Carsten Apsel