Language Education

Bourne, Jill and Reid, Euan (eds.) (2003) Language Education, London, UK, Kogan Page, 318pp. (World Yearbook of Education).


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In a climate of increasing globalisation, development and mobility of populations, nations around the world are concerned with the tension between cultivating a sense of cultural and linguistic cohesion and making use of the linguistic diversity that exists in every country and region. This book examines the implications and impacts, the dilemmas and potential for language education in relation to education systems and wider society. Split into 3 parts it considers: - current issues in language education, policy and practice, including the role of language in maintaining power and inequalities, in encouraging participation and inclusion and in challenging the status quo; -different approaches to language education in a variety of nations around the world, including Japan, USA, Australia, Spain, Russia, Malaysia, India, Brazil and the UK; -the potential for language to provide opportunities for the disadvantaged, illustrated by case studies of 3 multilingual cities: Hamburg, Cape Town and Singapore.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0749436131 (print)
Keywords: Language Education, Literacy, foreign language education, comparative education, bilingual education, English as a second language, EAL
ePrint ID: 24198
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:41
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