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Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers

ISBN: 9780415802086 | 0415802083
Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 2/18/2010

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'The wisdom encompassed in these essays is tellingly international in scope, usefully pedagogical in orientation, and solidly grounded in the authors' decades of experience.' ' Nancy Hornberger, From the Foreword''¦An especially timely contribution in light of the growing impact of transmigration and globalization in education systems around the world.' ' Teresa McCarty, Arizona State UniversityEducators are at the epicenter of language policy in education. This book explores how they interpret, negotiate, resist, and (re)create language policies in classrooms. Bridging the divide between policy and practice by analyzing their interconnectedness, it examines the negotiation of language education policies in schools around the world, focusing on educators' central role in this complex and dynamic process.Each chapter shares findings from research conducted in specific school districts, schools, or classrooms around the world and then details how educators negotiate policy in these local contexts. Discussion questions are included in each chapter. A highlighted section provides practical suggestions and guiding principles for teachers who are negotiating language policies in their own schools.

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