ERIC Number: EJ1079734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Assessment on Language Rights in Education Domain: Shift-Oriented, Maintenance-Oriented or Something Else?
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v19 n1 p89-107 2016
There is a trend towards the shift of the Uyghur language as the language of instruction in schools in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. This article presents several examples of such a shift first and then it reviews the concept of language rights (LR) and applies them to the current situation of the Uyghur language in education domain. After that it presents and discusses some reasons to address a pressing concern of the LRs in Xinjiang in accordance with China's domestic conventions as well as with some international conventions. In the end, it introduces the concept of language ecology on the basis of legally binding LRs as an ideal outlet for the Uyghur language in Xinjiang.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Language Maintenance, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries, Turkic Languages, Mandarin Chinese, Language of Instruction, Official Languages, Evaluation Criteria, Educational Policy, Geographic Regions, Second Language Learning, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China