Language policy briefs for govt offiicials

Kate Menken kmenken at gc.cuny.edu
Tue Feb 24 15:37:52 UTC 2009


I would add to Jennifer Crandall¹s list the Institute for Language Education
Policy, an advocacy organization currently involved in lobbying for changes
to NCLB assessment and accountability policies for ELLs:
http://www.elladvocates.org/index.html


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On 2/23/09 4:42 PM, "Jennifer C" <moiprana at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi Don,
>  
> 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:
> http://www.urban.org/publications/311468.html
>  
> http://www.nclr.org/content/publications/detail/37365/
>  
> http://www.nasbe.org/index.php/file-repository?func=select&id=2
>  
> http://www.mcrel.org/topics/products/257/
>  
> 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.
>  
> Jennifer Crandall
> PhD student
> 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
>> evaluations. 
>>  
>> I have found few instances on the web. A couple of examples:
>>  
>> http://www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Journals_and_Publications/Research_Points/R
>> P_Winter04.pdf
>>  
>> http://www.language-policy.org/content/features/EPSL-0509-103-LPRU.pdf (a
>> 61-page document which was described at  as a "policy brief" at
>> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0509&L=lgpolicy-list&P=6132
>> )
>>  
>> In other domains, such as ICT policy, briefs are also used. An African
>> example is:
>> http://www.apkn.org/areas-of-activity/information-and-communication-technolog
>> y/ict-policy-briefs-for-mps
>>  
>> While I am referring to the latter  and others, I am still seeking examples
>> relating to language policy.
>>  
>> Don Osborn
>> Bisharat.net
>>  
>>  
> 
> 

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