Language policy briefs for govt offiicials
dzo at bisharat.net
Sat Feb 28 13:14:06 UTC 2009
Thank you Kate and Jennifer for these links. They are very helpful in
scoping out the field, and provide useful examples to work from.
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[mailto:owner-lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu] On Behalf Of Kate Menken
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:38 AM
To: lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Subject: Re: Language policy briefs for govt offiicials
I would add to Jennifer Crandall's list the Institute for Language Education
Policy, an advocacy organization currently involved in lobbying for changes
to NCLB assessment and accountability policies for ELLs:
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Research Fellow, Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban
Society, CUNY Graduate Center
e-mail: kmenken at gc.cuny.edu
Queens College Department of Linguistics
e-mail: kmenken at qc.cuny.edu
On 2/23/09 4:42 PM, "Jennifer C" <moiprana at yahoo.com> wrote:
I am in the process of writing an annotated bibliography in preparation for
a policy briefing paper on NCLB assessment and accountability issues for
ELLs. There is a lot out there. It is just a matter of tapping into the
right sources. I would look at the educational regional labs and agencies
that advocate whatever position you are interested in. Many policy briefs
follow a similar format, which you briefly outlined in your message.
I am attaching a few links with more examples to draw from:
One organization that works closely with policymakers and will also have
briefs online is the Education Commission of the States.
http://www.ecs.org/. It might be worthwhile to contact ECS' information
clearninghouse to ask them your questions.
Lastly, I did a quick search and the Language Policy Research Unit at
Arizona State University seems to have a comprehensive list of links to
language policy, research and professional ogranizations.
http://www.language-policy.org/blog/ After doing another quick search within
some of the links provided however, I could not find as much as I did by
doing a google/googlescholar search on a given language issue.
I hope this helps. I am not sure if this answers your question.
Administrative & Policy Studies
University of Pittsburgh
--- On Mon, 2/23/09, Don Osborn <dzo at bisharat.net> wrote:
From: Don Osborn <dzo at bisharat.net>
Subject: Language policy briefs for govt offiicials
To: a12n-policy at bisharat.net, lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 10:13 AM
Has anyone done any work producing policy briefs/memos relating to language
for people in government who are in a position to influence language policy
and its implementation?
By policy briefs or policy memos I mean information presented in a succinct
way for an educated audience not specialized in the topic addressed.
Commonly these are used to advocate a position on the topic described. I'm
particularly interested in the form used, purpose or agenda promoted, and
I have found few instances on the web. A couple of examples:
61-page document which was described at as a "policy brief" at
32> &L=lgpolicy-list&P=6132 )
In other domains, such as ICT policy, briefs are also used. An African
While I am referring to the latter and others, I am still seeking examples
relating to language policy.
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