[lg policy] ERIC bibliographic resource: Globalization and English Language Policy in Turkey

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EJ852120 - Globalization and English Language Policy in Turkey

ERIC #:EJ852120
 Globalization and English Language Policy in Turkey
Personal author, compiler, or editor name(s); click on any author to
run a new search on that name. Kirkgoz, Yasemin

Terms from the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors; used to tag materials by
subject to aid information search and retrieval. Click on a Descriptor
to initiate any new search using that term. Language Planning; Global
Approach; Foreign Countries; English (Second Language); Second
Language Learning; Language Role; Higher Education; Academic
Discourse; Second Language Instruction; Futures (of Society); Language
of Instruction; Teacher Education
The entity from which ERIC acquires the content, including journal,
organization, and conference names, or by means of online submission
from the author. Educational Policy, v23 n5 p663-684 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA
91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665;
e-mail: journals at sagepub.com; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Date: 2009-00-00
Pub Types:


 It is widely acknowledged that globalization has made a considerable
impact on multidimensional aspects of human life including the
language policies of many countries. This article examines the
adjustment of Turkey's language policy in response to the global
influence of English at different levels of Turkish national
education, including its role in Turkish academia, as an indication of
the status that English holds in the country by investigating the
macro policy changes in connection with micro level implementations
based on available research, official documents, and curriculum
documents. The findings indicate that although there is much evidence
pointing to the prominent role that English occupies in Turkish
education system largely through the government's planned language
policy, there also exist problems at the instructional level largely
due to the way in which English is propagated. Finally, implications
for future direction of language policy, practice, and research are
presented. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)


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