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ERIC Number: EJ930311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
The Canadian Context: Monolingual Education in an "Officially" Multilingual Country
Kiernan, Julia E.
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v11 n1 p16-33 Jan 2011
This article will examine the sociopolitical language contexts that exist in institutions of Canadian post-secondary education, through investigating how government policies affect the consumption and teaching of language in writing classrooms. A survey of Canadian multiculturalist policy, multilingualism, and post-secondary education in terms of multilingual immigrant student populations will describe steps the federal government has taken to promote linguistic pluralism. Questionnaire and interview analysis will describe how Canadian students see language and multiculturalism interacting in the academic work they do in the context of the "Canadian Multiculturalism Act," and will illustrate how language diversity is not cultivated in Canadian post-secondary classroom. (Contains 6 tables and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada