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ERIC Number: EJ824419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Multilingualism and Education for Democracy
Biseth, Heidi
International Review of Education, v55 n1 p5-20 Jan 2009
This essay attempts to show the importance of linguistic issues in education for democracy and the close relationship between democracy and multilingualism. Increasingly nation-states are having to adapt to linguistic diversity within their borders and to recognize that democracy requires the participation of all citizens, including those belonging to linguistic minorities. Democracy also requires that all linguistic groups share a sense of community. The author argues the need for educational policies that address these challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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