Power and Inequality in Language Education

Power and Inequality in Language Education

By: Tollefson, James W.

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In Power and Inequality in Language Education, James W. Tollefson assembles the work of twelve scholars who explore the relationship between language policy, wealth, and power. Their original research demonstrates how language planning and education reflect existing inequities in the distribution of economic, political, and social power, and how language policy is used to obtain and maintain power. Articles examine such timely topics as the growth of official language movements, the role of language teachers in reinforcing social inequality, and misconceptions regarding how first vs. second language competence is related to financial success. Together the articles illustrate the broad impact of sociopolitical forces upon language education, and underscore the need for language teachers and applied linguists to consider these forces in their work.

Title: Power and Inequality in Language Education

Author Name: Tollefson, James W.

Categories: Teaching English,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 24/Feb/1995

ISBN Number: 0521468078

ISBN Number 13: 9780521468077

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 3306

Description: 2 tables 222 In Power and Inequality in Language Education, James W. Tollefson assembles the work of twelve scholars who explore the relationship between language policy, wealth, and power. Their original research demonstrates how language planning and education reflect existing inequities in the distribution of economic, political, and social power, and how language policy is used to obtain and maintain power. Articles examine such timely topics as the growth of official language movements, the role of language teachers in reinforcing social inequality, and misconceptions regarding how first vs. second language competence is related to financial success. Together the articles illustrate the broad impact of sociopolitical forces upon language education, and underscore the need for language teachers and applied linguists to consider these forces in their work. (ISBN: 9780521468077 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 3306)