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Zhang, Jing; Pérez-Milans, Miguel – Language Policy, 2019
This article examines the case of minority language education in China, an area of enquiry that has received increasing attention as new studies report on how the lack of institutional recognition that minority languages receive erodes ethnic minority identities and disempowers social actors living in minority areas. Drawing on Williams' (Marxism…
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Minorities, Ethnic Groups, Self Concept
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Codó, Eva; Patiño-Santos, Adriana – Language Policy, 2018
The introduction of English and other foreign languages as media of instruction, which is generally referred to as content and language integrated learning (CLIL), has transformed the teaching experiences of a large number of educators. Yet their daily struggles and personally ambivalent stances have hardly been examined. This paper addresses this…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Course Content, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Alexander, Mariko Mizuno – Language Policy, 2017
Though previous research addresses the negative impact of state-mandated high school exit exams on English language learners' (ELLs) educational experiences, less attention has been given to how college-oriented ELLs, especially those who attended school in their home countries before coming to the US, handle rigorous exams or gain access to…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Foreign Students, Exit Examinations
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Zakhir, Marouane; O'Brien, Jason L. – Language Policy, 2017
This paper reports the findings of a study on the attitudes of teachers and students regarding the language policy of the Moroccan educational system. Its primary goal is to explain the gap existing between the policy of Arabisation (i.e., the official adoption and utilization of Standard Arabic) and its practical implementation in science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Educational Policy, Science Education
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Forman, Stephanie – Language Policy, 2016
Dual language immersion program models represent a potentially effective way to serve growing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in schools and districts. However, local challenges, such as interpersonal conflict, can impact the process of implementing dual language policies and programs, limiting the extent to which they are able to meet…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language of Instruction, Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education
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Manan, Syed Abdul; David, Maya Khemlani; Dumanig, Francisco Perlas – Language Policy, 2016
Pakistan is a multilingual and multiethnic country; however, this diversity stands unrecognized in the formal language-in-education policies. Estimates suggest that about 90% of children who speak over 60 indigenous languages do not have access to education in their mother tongues. Linguists estimate that exclusive teaching of Urdu and English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Minorities, Governance
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Jaspers, Jürgen – Language Policy, 2015
This paper discusses data from a Dutch-medium secondary school in Brussels where almost all pupils speak a different language than Dutch at home. It illustrates that teachers' preference for maintaining the school's monolingual policy did not preclude their creation of haphazard or humorous multilingual interstices that temporarily alleviated the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages
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Relaño Pastor, Ana María – Language Policy, 2015
This article analyzes how multilingual education in the Madrid region has been addressed through the medium of Spanish/English content and language integrated learning (CLIL) bilingual programs, widely implemented in public schools of this region in the last decade. By adopting a critical interpretive perspective (Tollefson in "Language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Course Content
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Pérez-Milans, Miguel – Language Policy, 2015
As the Council of Europe is shifting its traditional focus on learning European languages towards emphasizing the importance of speaking other languages of the wider world, an increasing number of schools are offering Mandarin as part of their official curriculum in the United Kingdom. This is being financially supported by…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Working Class, Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Langman, Juliet – Language Policy, 2014
With shifts in demographics leading to increasingly diverse student populations, and pressures from state educational accountability offices to streamline budgets and improve test scores, teachers at the secondary level are increasingly challenged to support English learners new to US schools. Teachers, often with minimal understanding of second…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Language Planning, Code Switching (Language), Teaching Methods
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Coelho, Fabio Oliveira; Henze, Rosemary – Language Policy, 2014
This article describes and analyzes how rural Nicaraguan teachers and NGO leaders are working with a US university-based team to develop a locally responsive, critical, and inquiry-based approach to the Ministry of Education requirement for English in secondary school. This requirement has placed a new and challenging expectation upon rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Rural Areas, Educational Policy
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Kim, Eun Gyong – Language Policy, 2011
This study examines the English language teaching (ELT) policies and measures taken under the United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK) from 1945 to 1948, in an attempt to illuminate their implications on the current ELT in Korea. The study analyzes data derived from documents of the Korean and the U.S. governments, literature on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Planning