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  • link back to Bernsteins speech and language codes for the influence of language on attainment
  • In some Asian households, English isnt the main language used this causes difficulties in communicating with teachers and reduces the chance for parental support at home

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  • In some Afro-Caribbean households Caribbean English is used, which though at times similar it is very different to English and can be mistaken by teachers as a lack of ability therefore
  • White teachers might assume language difficulties are due to them being thick
  • White teachers penalise Caribbean English

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  • However though the Swann Report found language was an initial barrier to learning, by the time children with English as a second language reach Key Stage 4 it diminishes