Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers

1st Edition

Kate Menken, Ofelia Garcia

Routledge
Published February 18, 2010
Reference - 282 Pages
ISBN 9780415802086 - CAT# Y101937

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Summary

Educators 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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