Language Policy and Political Issues in Education

Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 1

Editors: May, Stephen, Hornberger, Nancy (Eds.)

  • Includes contributions by well known experts in the field
  • Addresses the centrality of the politics of language
  • Highlights the importance of the social and political contexts of language policy and language education
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Language has too often been studied in isolation from the social and political conditions in which it is used. The late David Corson, the General Editor of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, held the position that an acute understanding of theory was a necessary prerequisite for action, not an alternative to it, especially if one were hoping to change policies for the better. The contributions in this volume acknowledge the centrality of the politics of language, highlighting the importance of the social and political contexts of language policy and language education. This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

About the authors

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include language planning and policy; bilingualism, bilingual education and biliteracy; and the ethnography of communication. Stephen May is professor at the School of Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland. His interests include: language rights, bilingualism, bilingual-, indigenous-, and multicultural education.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Policy and Political Issues in Education
Book Subtitle
Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 1
Editors
  • Stephen May
  • Nancy Hornberger
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-9460-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 459
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