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ERIC Number: EJ862585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Conclusion: Language and Power "a la" Jim Cummins
Taylor, Shelley K.; Sakamoto, Mitsuyo
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v12 n3 p335-339 May 2009
The conclusion begins with an analysis of the common thread that ties the papers included in this special issue together. The collection hinges on an analysis of issues of language and power in diverse contexts, seen in a perspective "a la" Jim Cummins. Included in the Conclusion is a discussion of how the papers in this collection illustrate or operationalize Cummins' (2001a) empowerment framework. The conclusion also discusses the diverse ways in which the papers examine the influence of societal power relations on educational structures and classroom instruction. Next, the explanatory value of Jim Cummins' empowerment framework is put to the test by evaluating its ability to account for the wide range of contexts of issues of language and power in the various texts. This is followed by a summary of key lessons learned from what the authors identified as constraints limiting bi/multilingual development in their contexts, followed by an analysis of overarching themes emerging from those constraints. Finally, current options for dealing with the constraints identified are reviewed, and recommendations are made as to promising paths of future research in the study of language and power.
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Language: English
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