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ERIC Number: EJ872379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-28
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Learning French as a Second Official Language: Reserved for Anglophones?
Mady, Callie; Turnbull, Miles
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n99 Jan 2010
This article reviews federal language policies and provincial curriculum documents as they relate to Allophones and their access to French as a Second Official Language (FSOL) programs across Canada. Results of a detailed document analysis reveal that policies provide obstacles to access for allophone immigrants to Canada who seek to learn both official languages. An examination of research reveals that implementation of policy also restricts Allophones' access to learning French in English-dominant provinces. We argue that increasing Allophones' access to FSOL programming would not only support Canadian government initiatives and goals related to linguistic duality and official bilingualism, but also allophone students' success in Canadian schools. (Contains 1 table and 2 footnotes.)
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada