ERIC Number: ED129090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Bill 22 vs. "the English" -- A Case of Language Politics.
Townsend, Richard G.
The political styles of various English-speaking groups are contrasted in their resistance to Quebec legislation which declares that French will be the priority language of instruction in the province. Individuals and ad hoc immigrant groups operate conflictively in a distributive arena; English Catholic laymen and school administrators function pragmatically in a regulatory arena; and an English Protestant peak association challenges the redistributive aspects of the new legislation through judicial channels. Implications for the different approaches are suggested. (Author)
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Bilingualism, Catholics, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, English, Ethnic Groups, French, Immigrants, Language Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Minority Groups, Political Issues, Political Power, Protestants, Religious Conflict, Religious Cultural Groups
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for presentation at Annual Conference for Comparative and International Education (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, February 25-27, 1976)