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ERIC Number: ED455700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 24
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Language Policies as Virtual Realities: Two Australian Examples.
Moore, Helen
This chapter uses the insights of Dorothy Smith and Anna Yeatman, both feminist scholars, to explore the nature of policy formation through two examples from Australia. Smith and Yeatman argue that all description is both biased and interested. The article documents how the values of pluralism and equity were not served well by Australian policy developments in the early 1990s. It also uses case study material to analyze this language policy. Why and how Australian language policy changed so significantly is also discussed. The policies in question are the National Policy on Languages and its replacement by the Australian Language and Literacy Policy. It is argued that the later policy did little but eliminate the previous political commitment to pluralism. (Contains numerous scholarly references and 13 notes.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia