Encyclopaedia of Language and Education: Language Policy and Political Issues in Education v. 1

Encyclopaedia of Language and Education: Language Policy and Political Issues in Education v. 1

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This volume covers basic fields of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language; both macro- and micro-domains are presented in the fields of language teaching, minority languages, and problems of language acquisition, as well as practical issues of curricula planning and textbook writing. The most prominent scholars in these fields provide extensive descriptions of the important literature, and of the basic questions in the respective domains, as well as examples of ongoing research, and discuss future possible developments in these fields. This book addresses students and active scholars in the social sciences as well as public officials in education, language teachers and textbook writers, and it can thus be of use to both theoreticians and practitioners.
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  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • United States
  • index
  • 0792347137
  • 9780792347132

Table of contents

Part 1 Theoretical issues: language attitudes and educational policy, H. Christ; language planning and education, M. Fettes; critical applied linguistics and education, A. Pennycook; linguistic discrimination in educational contexts, J. Baugh; language policy and political issues in language education, D. Waite. Part 2 Minorities and education: human rights and language policy in education, T. Skutnabb-Kangas; international law and education in a minority language, W.K. Hastings; language policies for indigenous people, D. Corson; national sign languages and language policies, J. Branson; non-standard varieties and educational polity, D. Corson. Part 3 Specific areas: language policies for a multicultural Britain, N. Rassool; language policy and education in Australia, M. Clyne; language policy and education in the US, T. Ricento; language policy and education in Canada, B. Burnaby; language policy and education in francophone countries, S. Babault, C. Caitucoli; language policy and education in South Africa, U. Smit; language and education in the Indian sub-continent, L. Khubchandani; language policy and education in New Zealand and the South Pacific, R. Watts. Part 4 Practical and empirical issues: the politics of English language teaching, R. Philipson; media in education, T. van Leeuwen; language policy in teacher education, H. Christ; school language politics, St.A. May; teaching language and power, H. Janks.
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