Language Planning and Education in Australasia and the South Pacific

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Richard B. Baldauf, Allan Luke
Multilingual Matters, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 365 pages
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A collection of original papers on the subject of language problems as they relate to educational issues in Australia, South East Asia and the South Pacific. These are nations where language has been a key terrain for both colonial imposition and indigenous dissent. Imported languages and educational systems have been developed for economic and political purposes, often resulting in the eradication of local languages and the emergence of pidgins and creoles. Hence language has become a point of dispute within politics and economics.

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Language Planning in Theory and Practice
Class State and Power
Australias Experience
Some Competing Goals in Aboriginal Language Planning
Towards Evaluating the Aboriginal Bilingual Education
Language and Education in
Language Planning in Australian Aboriginal and Islander
Colonial Ideologies
Language Planning and the Language of Education
Uniformity and Variation
An Educational and Language
Language Planning in Vanuatu
Education and Language Planning in the Samoas
How Bilingualism is being Integrated
A Critical Rereading

Christine Jourdan

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About the author (1990)

Richard B. Baldauf, Jr is Associate Professor of TESOL in the School of Education at the University of Queensland and a member of the Executive of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and books. He is co-editor of Language Planning and Education in Australasia and the South Pacific (Multilingual Matters, 1990), principal researcher and editor for the Viability of Low Candidature LOTE Courses in Universities (DEET, 1995), co-author with Robert B. Kaplan of Language Planning from Practice to Theory (Multilingual Matters, 1997) and Language and Language-in-Education Planning in the Pacific Basin (Kluwer, 2003), and co-author with Zhao Shouhui of Planning Chinese Characters: Revolution, Evolution or Reaction (Springer, 2007).

Allan Luke is Professor of Education at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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