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Van Oss, Victoria; Van Avermaet, Piet; Struys, Esli; Vantieghem, Wendelien – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This study investigates Spolsky's conception of language policy as the amalgam of language beliefs, language practices and language management. To the best of our knowledge, no quantitative evidence has ever been produced for his theoretical model. The current paper addressed this void, albeit specifically in the domain of Early Childhood Care and…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Nordstrom, Janica; Jung, Yong Moon – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This study explores community language school teachers' access to classroom resources and school facilities within a framework of educational equity. Community language schools are significant language education providers that exist worldwide. In Australia, as elsewhere in the world, these schools often borrow a classroom at a mainstream school to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Equal Education, Second Language Learning
Easlick, Kathleen – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This paper presents a thematic analysis of public sector discourse on the values assigned to regional minority and community languages within the UK and Finland. This paper draws from semi-structured interviews conducted in Manchester, Cardiff, Helsinki, and Rovaniemi. Two key themes emerged from the interview data: "Language as a Resource…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Social Integration, Language Role
Alkhateeb, Hadeel; Alshaboul, Yousef – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
Through Q methodology, this study explores teachers' understanding of the importance of their students' mother tongue(s) in ensuring meaningful, effective learning in Qatar's international English-medium primary schools. It considers the extent to which teachers believe that their students' linguistic backgrounds are affirmed and promoted. The…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language of Instruction, Language Usage, English (Second Language)
Vanbuel, Marieke – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This study examines how different stakeholders perceive the implementation of language education policy. Even though policies often prioritize a certain solution to the policy problem, the different stakeholders that are involved in the process of policy design and implementation may interpret them differently (Spillane et al., 2002). This, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
Phaka, Fortunate Mafeta; Ovid, Dax – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
The discussion of African languages as languages of learning and teaching can be traced back to the 1980s. To date, this discussion still continues and efforts to intellectualise African languages have been lax. Here, we present practical South African examples of higher education achievements in African languages that demonstrate the challenges…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, African Languages, Second Language Learning
Mackenzie, Lee – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This article critically analyses the extent to which research in the field of English and development in the global South supports the claim that English can contribute to development. Particular reference is made to the Colombian context, which, along with several other countries in Latin America, has prioritised English language teaching in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Planning
Keydeniers, Darlene; Aalberse, Suzanne; Andringa, Sible; Kuiken, Folkert – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This paper analyses the motivations behind the implementation of bilingual education in the Dutch preschool system and relates this to the status of Dutch in the Dutch educational system. Based on the analysis of policy documents and questionnaires filled in by parents and teachers, this study reveals two different underlying ideologies that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Indo European Languages, Preschool Education
Copland, Fiona; McPake, Joanna – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
In 2003, Mary Louise Pratt published a hugely influential paper in "Profession" where she took to task misconceptions about multilingualism and language learning apparent in the USA in the wake of 9/11 and consequent counter-terrorism measures. She argued that a new public idea about language was necessary in order to ensure unity and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Public Policy, English, Monolingualism
Rozenvalde, Kerttu – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This paper investigates the positions of state policymakers in Latvia on Latvian, English, and Russian in higher education. By using argumentation analysis, the study explores policymakers' statements in two public debates: on the use of Russian as a medium of instruction (May 2018-June 2020) and on the use of English as a language of doctoral…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, English (Second Language), Language Planning, Language Usage
Lee, Huan Yik; Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hardy, Ian – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
Although most international organisations are, in principle, multilingual, the ten-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has adopted a radical approach by operating monolingually, ostensibly for convenience and pragmatism. In order to provide an evaluation of the ASEAN policy context, this paper compares and contrasts ASEAN to two…
Descriptors: Language Planning, International Organizations, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
Im, Gwan-Hyeok; Shin, Dongil; Park, Soohyeon – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
This study suggests a conceptual framework for policy-driven test development and validation, using the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) as an example context. By linking the literature on policy analysis and argument structure in the validation of testing, the strong relationships between policy and testing are illustrated. This rationalizes…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Korean, Test Construction
Graham, Keith M.; Pan, W.-Y.; Eslami, Z. R. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2021
Bilingual education is spreading throughout the world as an approach for teaching content and language simultaneously. This is particularly true in Taiwan where implementation of bilingual education has begun as directed by the Blueprint for Developing Taiwan into a Bilingual Nation by 2030. However, the spread of bilingual education is often…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Monolingualism, Ideology
Cook, William Robert Amilan – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2021
This paper investigates the production of space and language policy in Ras Al Khaimah, a city in the United Arab Emirates. The paper builds on recent work in socio- and applied linguistics that has made use of sociospatial concepts from human geography. It argues that researchers should not only investigate space as a factor structuring language…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics
Wan, Zhongyan; Gao, Xuesong – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2021
This longitudinal study draws on family language policy (FLP) research to examine a group of Chinese parents' ideological beliefs, practices, and management efforts related to their children's learning of multiple languages, including Chinese, English, and Spanish in an international boarding school in China. Based on data analysis, including…
Descriptors: Ideology, Beliefs, Parent Participation, Parents
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