VARIOUS: Teachers told to ditch their northern accents and speak ‘middle class’

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 5/4/2018

Description

Young teachers with Northern accents are being told to change the way they speak to children, a new study has claimed.

Many entering the profession have allegedly been ordered to adopt ‘Southern pronunciation’ when addressing classes.

[Also covered on BBC Radio 1, the MIrror and other BBC outlets]

Media coverage

TitleTeachers told to ditch their northern accents and speak ‘middle class’
Media name/outletThe Metro
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/04/18
DescriptionYoung teachers with Northern accents are being told to change the way they speak to children, a new study has claimed.

Many entering the profession have allegedly been ordered to adopt ‘Southern pronunciation’ when addressing classes.
URLmetro.co.uk/2018/04/05/teachers-told-ditch-northern-accents-speak-middle-class-7443104/
PersonsAlexander Baratta