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Luke, Allan; Luke, Carmen; Graham, Phil – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
This article explores the impacts of economic and cultural globalization on language and language education. It acknowledges the spread of English and the negative impacts of this upon other languages and language communities. The case is made that new conditions of economic dominance by multinational corporations raise the stakes for schooling…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Language Role, Global Approach, Corporations
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Shohamy, Elana – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
Joel Spring (2007/this issue) argues that in most nation states around the world today, English plays a central role primarily as a commodity of globalization. At the same time in the United States, English is being perpetuated in nationalistic terms as the only legitimate language. This is done through a variety of mechanisms such as language…
Descriptors: Nationalism, National Security, Federal Legislation, Multilingualism
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Crawford, James – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
For decades bilingual education in the United States has faced political adversity to varying degrees. Having survived several waves of English-only activism since the late 1970s, these programs seem unlikely to disappear anytime soon. Research has increasingly demonstrated their superiority to all-English approaches for educating English-language…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Bilingual Education, Testing, High Stakes Tests
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Agnihotri, R. K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
Choosing any one alternative out of the three educational models provided by Joel Spring (2007/this issue) may not really be adequate for a new social-sociolinguistic theory for a potentially just world order. In this article, the author contends that as an alternative to the persistently degenerating consumerist model of the education security…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Social Life, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Luke, Allan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
As Joel Spring's (2007/this issue) description of Singapore's Orchard Road suggests, Benetton, Zara, Nike, BMW, LG, and Microsoft dominate the visual and textual landscape where signage, advertising, packaging, labeling, and the environments of the connected underground malls and walkways merge into a wall-to-wall, 24/7 print and visual…
Descriptors: Ideology, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Environmental Education
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