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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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
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): 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 (FoR): 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)

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