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Language Policies in Education Critical Issues

ISBN-10: 041589459X
ISBN-13: 9780415894593
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $63.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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 newly updated edition of Language Policies in Educationtakes 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. Nine new and six fully revised chapters reflect developments in language policy since the publication of the first edition in 2002. Chapter authors are major scholars in language policy and critical language studies. All of the chapters are original and substantial contributions to the study of language policy and exemplify major theories and research methods in the field. The case studies are international in scope, and present cutting-edge analyses of important language policy debates in countries around the world.

Preface
Language Policy in Education
Critical Issues in Language Policy in Education
Language Policy in a Time of Crisis and Transformation
Multiple Actors and Arenas in Evolving Language Policies
Competing Agendas
A Brief History and Assessment of Language Rights in the United States
Righting Language Wrongs in a Plurilingual Context: Language Policy and Practice in Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast Region
Positioning the Language Policy Arbiter: Governmentality and Footing in the School District of Philadelphia
Indigenous Languages in Postcolonial Education
Language and Education in Kenya: Between the Colonial Legacy and the New Constitutional Order
Language-in-Education Policy and Planning in Africa's Monolingual Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland
Language and Global Capitalism
The Japanisation of English Language Education: Promotion of the National Language within Foreign Language Policy
India's Economic Restructuring with English: Benefits Versus Costs
Language and Social Conflict
Rwanda Switches to English: Conflict, Identity and Language-in-Education Policy
The Critical Villager Revisited: Continuing Transformations of Language and Education in Solomon Islands
Language Policy and Social Change
Language Planning and Cultural Continuance in Native America
New Functional Domains of Quechua and Aymara: Mass Media and Social Media
Language Policy and Democratic Pluralism
List of contributors
Author Index
Subject index

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