Foreign language teaching and educational poloicy.
Knapp, Karlfried and Seidlhofer, Barbara (eds.)
Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning.
Mouton de Gruyter.
This chapter reviews key trends in current policies and practices in foreign language education in school settings.The history of foreign language education is briefly traced; current models and constructs offered by curriculum theorists are analysed; the impact of English on goals and practices of foreign language education worldwide is evaluated; and the evolution of policy for foreign language education in Anglophone countries is discussed, noting tensions between concerns for personal intercultural development, and perceived economic and security needs.
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