Promoting diversity through Language-in-Education policies: focus on Australia and the European Union

Hatoss, Aniko (2004) Promoting diversity through Language-in-Education policies: focus on Australia and the European Union. Current Issues in Language Planning, 5 (4). pp. 438-454. ISSN 0965-8416

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Abstract

Promoting diversity has become a prominent goal in language-in-education policy discourse in two broad contexts. On the one hand, language policies take on the challenge of maintaining and developing de facto linguistic and cultural diversity through language acquisition planning; on the other hand, they portray themselves as active agents of social change and aim to develop positive cross-cultural attitudes through language education. This paper discusses these two main aspects of language-in-education policies. The discussion is focused on the Australian and the European policy discourses. These two contexts offer an interesting point of comparison as they represent Western democracies with a highly multicultural and multi-ethnic population.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Aniko Hatoss
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: language-in-education policy, language policy in the European Union and Australia,cross-cultural attitudes, education for diversity
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1136

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