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Yu, Hua; Johnson, David Cassels – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
This paper investigates the strategies of governance in the language policy "Chanting the Chinese Classics" (CCC) as deployed by State authorities, schools, and local communities. It highlights the strategy of 'viewing' as a nexus between language policy processes and traditional Chinese governing philosophy. To examine the connections…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Governance, Chinese, Foreign Countries
Yessenbekova, Kymbat – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
In the era of the globalization of the English language, Kazakhstan has strategically implemented English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in higher education. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to explore teachers' and students' perceptions of their EMI experiences, focusing on the interplay between language management (LM), language…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, College Faculty
Wang, Sixuan; Hatoss, Anikó – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
This paper examines the impact of the local tea industry on the language ecology of the geographically remote Blang community in China. The paper takes an ecology perspective in language planning where all languages in the locality are given equal attention. These languages in the context of this paper include Blang, Putonghua, and English as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Ideology, Entrepreneurship
Maraf, Baya; Vanci Osam, Ulker – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
The present study provides an insight into foreign language policy endeavour in Algeria. It responds to the concept of an English 'tidal wave' (Spolsky [2004]. "Language policy." Cambridge University Press), and uses Spolsky's ([2009]. "Language management." Cambridge University Press) social approach and Djité's ([1994].…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Planning
Selleck, Charlotte – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
This article adopts a gendered take on Family Language Policy (FLP) by questioning the way that gender impacts on the issues faced by refugee woman during and after flight. For this reason, the ethnographically informed research addresses the concerns and experiences of mothers and daughters in the Somali community in Bristol, one of the fastest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Refugees, Females
Lee, Cher Leng; Phua, Chiew Pheng – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
Singapore is a multiracial nation with a majority ethnic Chinese population. Since its independence in 1965, it has adopted an 'English-knowing' bilingual policy to achieve economic, social, and political objectives. For the past two decades, there has been a rapid increase in the percentage of ethnic Chinese Primary One students coming from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Mandarin Chinese, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Shirahata, Mai; Lahti, Malgorzata – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
Many universities in non-English speaking countries have been adopting English as a medium of instruction to internationalize their education. We set out to compare the language policies of a Finnish and a Japanese university using the lens of language ideology -- a set of normative beliefs about the social dimension of language. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Language Planning, Educational Policy
Garrett Delavan, M.; Freire, Juan A.; Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
This multimodal critical discourse analysis is part of a larger equity audit of how the websites of 11 of the largest U.S. school districts discussed access to dual language bilingual education (DLBE). Prior research has frequently documented how administrators utilize DLBE programs to compete with one another for the supposedly necessary resource…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Discourse Analysis, School Choice
Bazai, Zia ur Rehman; Manan, Syed Abdul; Pillai, Stefanie – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
The teaching of native languages is seen as being key to the development of cognitive skills, better academic performance in early grades and a resource for linguistic (re)vitalization and cultural revival. This study examines the institutional challenges in teaching and learning native languages in Pakistan. The study uses teachers' agency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Native Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Van Oss, Victoria; Vantieghem, Wendelien; Struys, Esli; Van Avermaet, Piet – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
Whereas early childhood professionals can play a pivotal role in fostering young children's home language development, little is known about what determines the kind of multilingual parenting advice they offer families. The objective of this study was to deconstruct the processes culminating in two types of such recommendations: "advice…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers
Smith, Michael D. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
As global neoliberalism continues to take root, States aim to produce linguistically-skilled human capital to gain an advantage within highly-competitive market conditions. With this relationship in view, English language proficiency constitutes a 'rational' educational pathway for national and personal-level success within an outwardly…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Global Approach
Prys, Cynog; Matthews, David – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
Increasingly, it is recognised that the opportunity to engage with one's own culture and language is beneficial for an individual's well-being. Research among indigenous communities in North America, Australia, Scandinavia, and New Zealand, have illustrated the importance of culturo-linguistic congruity. In Wales, the Well-being of Future…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Well Being, Welsh, Legislation
Mandic, Marija; Rácz, Krisztina – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
This article explores Yugoslav education policy in Vojvodina (Serbia), one of the most multilingual regions of the country, which was implemented in the period between the 1960s and 1980s through the school subject the 'Language of social environment' (LSE). Based on archival and field research, this case study is devoted to the school subject…
Descriptors: Hungarian, Serbocroatian, Native Language, Second Language Learning
Wilson, George – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
This article compares the immersion-education systems in Brittany and Wales. The number of Welsh speakers is growing thanks to its well-developed immersion-education system. Brittany has a much less well-developed system and the number of Breton speakers is falling dramatically. Urgent action is needed if Breton is to survive. Using an approach…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Welsh, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
Gomashie, Grace A. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2023
This paper reports on the family language policy (FLP) of three families in a Nahuatl community in Mexico. It investigates the role of: (1) parental experiences, beliefs, attitudes and expectations; (2) child practices; and (3) broader societal attitudes in shaping these policies. Drawing on survey and interview data, the study points to a tension…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Social Attitudes
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