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ERIC Number: EJ859092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1934-6875
A Critical Language Policy of Place: Framing an Ecological Perspective in Language Education
Mantero, Miguel
Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, v8 n2 p68-85 Fall 2008
This paper stresses the importance of enacting positive transformation in language policy and planning in the United States as delineated by the idea of radical localism and supported by a critical pedagogy of place. Initially, I ask the following questions: Does NCLB impact opportunities for English language learners to take part in their communities and transform their surroundings as well as their overall education? Given the U.S. history in language policy issues, how should language policy be framed in order to inform ELL instruction? I draw on sociocultural theory and critical pedagogy to frame my arguments as well as language policies from UNESCO and the African National Congress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001