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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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Loh, Elizabeth K. Y.; Tam, Loretta C. W.; Lau, Kwok-chang – Language Policy, 2019
This article explores the extent to which the medium of instruction (MOI) policy in Hong Kong affect ethnic minority students' Chinese language learning in school amidst postcolonial policy changes, and how the "flexible" MOI policy affects Chinese as a second language (CSL) frontline teaching in mainstream secondary schools with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Kelly, Laura Beth – Language Policy, 2018
I analyze two bills from the state legislatures of California (SB 1174) and Arizona (SB 1242) that propose to expand bilingual education where English-only education was previously the default. Using a critical discourse analysis lens to conduct a directed content analysis, I ask who bilingual education is for, why it is offered, and how the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English Language Learners, Language Planning
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Tannenbaum, Michal; Cohen, Hagit – Language Policy, 2018
Attitudes towards language and language education policy (LEP) interact with groups' identities, internal dynamics and intergroup relations. Combining quantitative and qualitative measures, we focused on the Habad community--a Jewish ultra-Orthodox (UO) minority in Israel--exploring its LEP and community attitudes toward languages meaningful to…
Descriptors: Language Planning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Gender Differences
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Wigglesworth-Baker, Teresa – Language Policy, 2018
This research analyses how effective multilingual educational reforms (MLE) have been in post-Soviet Georgia in helping ethnic minorities to learn Georgian as a second language in order to integrate into Georgian society. It also examines the language ideologies at play within the interactive dynamics of top-down and bottom-up discourses. This…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Change, Language Attitudes, Social Integration
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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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Salö, Linus; Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina; Karrebaek, Martha Sif – Language Policy, 2018
This article investigates mother tongue instruction (MTI) in Sweden and Denmark in a historical, comparative perspective, with a view to accounting for key differences in language policy enacted in educational fields. Whereas in Sweden, MTI is offered to linguistic minority children irrespective of their linguistic and ethnic backgrounds, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language, Language of Instruction, Language Planning
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Groff, Cynthia – Language Policy, 2017
This article explores India's linguistic diversity from a language policy perspective, emphasizing policies relevant to linguistic minorities. The Kumaun region of Utterakhand provides a local, minority-language perspective on national-level language planning. A look at the complexity of counting India's languages reveals language planning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Educational Planning, Multilingualism
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McPake, Joanna; McLeod, Wilson; O'Hanlon, Fiona; Fassetta, Giovanna; Wilson, Mona – Language Policy, 2017
Education through the medium of a minoritised language is widely regarded as a critical component of language revitalisation initiatives. Given the demographic and social position of many minoritised languages, however, it may not be easy to find teachers who are fluent and literate in the language, confident about using and teaching it, and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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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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Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D.; Silver, Rita Elaine – Language Policy, 2017
The basic structure and rhetoric of national language policy in multilingual Singapore has remained essentially unchanged since independence with four official languages positioned within the national quadrilingual framework and used in all public spheres, and individual bilingualism encouraged in the private sphere. However, also since…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Public Policy, Official Languages
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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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Pérez, América; Lorenzo, Francisco; Pavón, Víctor – Language Policy, 2016
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has expanded all around the continent following European Council guidelines, favored by competence studies that identified educational systems as a strong determinant for second language gains and deficits. Over the years since the turn of the century, CLIL has gained the support of language policy…
Descriptors: Models, Bilingual Education Programs, Multilingualism, French
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Antia, Bassey E.; Dyers, Charlyn – Language Policy, 2016
This paper seeks to address the ways in which ideology and literacy practices shape the responses of students to an ongoing initiative at the University of the Western Cape aimed at diversifying options for epistemological access, specifically the language varieties and the modes in which parts of the curriculum for a third year linguistics module…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Language of Instruction, Indo European Languages, African Languages
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Caffery, Jo; Coronado, Gabriela; Hodge, Bob – Language Policy, 2016
This article looks at multilingual, mother-tongue-based language policies influenced by colonial and postcolonial histories and globalization processes. We use multiscalar analysis to show these policies as creative responses to problems affected by national and international forces. Our study focuses on Timor-Leste, specifically a pilot…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Planning, Foreign Policy, History
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