[lg policy] bibliog. item: Young Learner English Language Policy and Implementation: International Perspectives

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Young Learner English Language Policy and Implementation:
International Perspectives

Edited by Janet Enever, Jayne Moon and Uma Raman
  Paperback, 248 pages £9.95
Published: 1st June 2009

ISBN: 9781901095234

About the Book

Contents Over the past three decades, there has been a huge expansion
across the world in school programmes for the teaching of English to
young learners. Much of this growth is due to global forces which
currently demand ever-increasing levels of communication in English
across continents. This publication, resulting from the conference The
Way Forward: Learning from International Experience of TEYL held in
Bangalore, India, in 2008, seeks to address these issues, responding
to concerns that there is often insufficient guidance available to
decision-makers at ministry level regarding the policy and practical
implications of an early start for English. Young Learner English
Language Policy and Implementation: International Perspectives is a
collection of 28 papers which reflect the insights of a group of
academics, policy makers, senior educationalists and practitioners who
have been important contributors internationally, regionally or in
their own countries, to debates about YL policy and implementation.
These papers represent a significant contribution to current thinking
on effective YL language policy formulation, the design of appropriate
programmes for implementation and the sustainable implementation of
policy at local and national levels. Three themes were evident in many
of the conference presentations and are also reflected in these
papers: the specific impact of global factors on policy decisions and
classroom practices; the challenges of policy and its implementation;
broader and more local language issues and their impact on policy. The
first section of this book contains country-specific case studies
which provide analyses of a range of policy issues in state school
provision for TEYL, including some recommendations for policy makers
in planning and shaping their future national provision. The second
section includes accounts of innovations, experiments or small-scale
projects in the YL field from the state and private sectors, across a
range of countries. This volume will be of considerable interest to a
wide range of policy makers in ministries and educational
institutions, researchers, teacher educators and anyone concerned with
YL English language policy and implementation.

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