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ERIC Number: EJ877750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Metaphor and Metonymy in English Language Program Curriculum Discourse in Hawai'i: Towards an Ecological Approach
Rugen, Brian; Johnson, Neil
Educational Perspectives, v40 n1 p44-51 2007
In this article, the authors explore the representational practices found in online curriculum policy discourse from three private English language programs in Hawai'i. These representational practices attempt to position students "so that they are prepared for uncritical admission into sociocultural conditions discursively constructed well in advance of that admission". Furthermore, the authors hope to elaborate on a model of critical policymaking in order to raise awareness of the language in policy discourse. In conclusion, the authors hope that by describing the use of metaphor and metonymy in English language program policy, they have added a new dimension to a critical policymaking model--a dimension that takes a first step in illuminating such myths and other, possibly hegemonic, ideological positions. They also hope that the analysis offered in the article may provide a small first step in raising language awareness and engaging educators and policy makers with the possibilities offered by such an approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii