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Language Policies in Education

Critical Issues, 2nd Edition

Edited by James W. Tollefson

Routledge – 2013 – 316 pages

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Description

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.

Contents

Preface

Part I: Language Policy in Education

  1. Critical Issues in Language Policy in Education
  2. James W. Tollefson

  3. Language Policy in a Time of Crisis and Transformation
  4. James W. Tollefson

  5. Multiple Actors and Arenas in Evolving Language Policies
  6. Mary McGroarty

    Part II: Competing Agendas

  7. A Brief History and Assessment of Language Rights in the
  8. United States

    Terrence G. Wiley

  9. Righting Language Wrongs in a Plurilingual Context: Language
  10. Policy and Practice in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast Region

    Jane Freeland

  11. Positioning the Language Policy Arbiter: Governmentality and
  12. Footing in the School District of Philadelphia

    David Cassels Johnson

    Part III: Indigenous Languages in Postcolonial Education

  13. Language and Education in Kenya: Between the Colonial Legacy
  14. and the New Constitutional Order

    Alamin Mazrui

  15. Language-in-Education Policy and Planning in Africa’s
  16. Monolingual Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland

    Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu

    Part IV: Language and Global Capitalism

  17. 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

Author Bio

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

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