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ERIC Number: ED479747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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The Language of Higher Education in Jordon: Conflicts, Challenges and Innovative Accommodation.
Zughoul, Muhammad Raji
This paper examines the English language from an international perspective, highlighting its role, attainments, power, use, and cultural influence. It begins by discussing the use of English versus the use of Arabic as a language of higher education in Jordan, delineating conflicts between the two languages and defining both in terms of their advocacy and advocants. The second part presents challenges faced by language planners, educational planners, administrators, and decision makers at the highest legislative level in language planning on a country-wide basis. The third part reports findings on "innovative accommodation," or how a blend of English and Arabic is actually used in the university lecture hall by faculty members who were trained in English speaking countries to teach technical jargon to students lacking proficiency in English. The paper concludes with implications and recommendations. (Contains 33 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan