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ERIC Number: EJ879473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 185
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
The Key to Global Understanding: World Languages Education--Why Schools Need to Adapt
Tochon, Francois Victor
Review of Educational Research, v79 n2 p650-681 2009
This review article is a plea for the education community to reconsider the place of world languages teaching within the schools. With globalization, languages education should be one of the strategic goals of public as well as private education. The article reviews research on the best age level for learning a language, the assets of bilingualism, the problems that arise from lack of recognition for other languages and cultures, the ways to change current language education, and the integration of international language policies. The literature reviewed points at how the issues discussed can be resolved to increase global understanding. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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