ERIC Number: EJ742957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Beyond Linguistic Purism in Language-in-Education Policy and Practice: Exploring Bilingual Pedagogies in a Hong Kong Science Classroom
Language and Education, v20 n3 p287-305 2006
This paper proposes to overcome the traditional essentialist and dichotomous ways of conceptualising language and language pedagogies, i.e. to go beyond linguistic purist perspectives. Analysing bilingual teaching practices in a science lesson, the paper proposes that practical bilingual pedagogies can be developed to help students in bilingual education programmes to access dominant linguistic resources and discourses by capitalising on their indigenous linguistic and cultural resources.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Bilingual Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Language Dominance, Code Switching (Language), Language Planning, Discourse Analysis
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