Article published in:Education in Languages of Lesser Power: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
Edited by Craig Alan Volker and Fred E. Anderson
[IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society 35] 2015
► pp. 13–29
Education, power and sociolinguistic mobility
This chapter provides an overview of themes that emerge from the case studies in the volume, and places them within a broader theory of language and globalization. Lesser power refers to the sociopolitical status of languages, and does not as suggest lesser linguistic or cultural value. Four major themes coming out of the case studies are described:which language variety should be used in educational contexts, the roles of teachers and learners, the choice of teaching methodology, and the issue of motivation.A meta-theme that emerges from the collection is the need to view the teaching and learning of these languages in relation to the needs of the speakers within a sociolinguistics of mobility.
Published online: 05 February 2015
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