Language Policies in Education: Critical Issues (2nd Revised edition)

Language Policies in Education: Critical Issues (2nd Revised edition)

By: James W. Tollefson (editor)Paperback

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How do language policies in schools create inequalities among learners? How do policies marginalize some students while granting privilege to others? How do language policies in education serve the interests of dominant groups within societies? How can linguistic minorities further their interests through attempts to change language policies in schools? This new edition of Language Policies in Education takes a fresh look at these enduring questions at the heart of fundamental debates about the role of schools in society, the links between education and employment, and conflicts between linguistic minorities and "mainstream" populations. Reflecting developments in language policy since the publication of the first edition in 2002, all chapters are original and substantial contributions to the study of language policy and exemplify major theories and research methods in the field. Chapter authors are major scholars in language policy and critical language studies. The case studies, international in scope, present cutting-edge analyses of important language policy debates in countries around the world.

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James W. Tollefson is Professor, University of Hong Kong and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, USA.


Preface Part I: Language Policy in Education * Critical Issues in Language Policy in Education James W. Tollefson * Language Policy in a Time of Crisis and Transformation James W. Tollefson * Multiple Actors and Arenas in Evolving Language Policies Mary McGroarty Part II: Competing Agendas * A Brief History and Assessment of Language Rights in the United States Terrence G. Wiley * Righting Language Wrongs in a Plurilingual Context: Language Policy and Practice in Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast Region Jane Freeland * Positioning the Language Policy Arbiter: Governmentality and Footing in the School District of Philadelphia David Cassels Johnson Part III: Indigenous Languages in Postcolonial Education * Language and Education in Kenya: Between the Colonial Legacy and the New Constitutional Order Alamin Mazrui * Language-in-Education Policy and Planning in Africa's Monolingual Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu Part IV: Language and Global Capitalism * The Japanisation of English Language Education: Promotion of the National Language within Foreign Language Policy Kayoko Hashimoto 10. India's Economic Restructuring with English: Benefits Versus Costs E. Annamalai Part V: Language and Social Conflict 11. Rwanda Switches to English: Conflict, Identity and Language-in-Education Policy Beth Lewis Samuelson 12. The Critical Villager Revisited: Continuing Transformations of Language and Education in Solomon Islands David Welchman Gegeo and Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo Part VI: Language Policy and Social Change 13. Language Planning and Cultural Continuance in Native America Teresa L. McCarty 14. New Functional Domains of Quechua and Aymara: Mass Media and Social Media Serafin M. Coronel-Molina 15. Language Policy and Democratic Pluralism James W. Tollefson List of Contributors Author Index Subject Index

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  • publication date: 19/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415894593
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780415894593
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 041589459X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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