[lg policy] bibitem: Towards a national policy for languages in education. The case of Ireland.

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Towards a national policy for languages in education. The case of Ireland

Bruen, Jennifer (2013) *Towards a national policy for languages in
education. The case of Ireland.* European Journal of Language Policy, 5
(1). pp. 99-114. ISSN 1757-6830

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Abstract

This article presents an approach the development of national policies for
foreign languages in education and applies it to the case of Ireland, a
small, primarily Anglophone, EU member-state with a highly open economy and
an increasingly diverse population. The approach proposes an analysis of
the language ecology and language ideology of a state in its broader
socio-economic context in order to create a basis for determining the
optimum linguistic landscape. This process in turn assists in the
identification of the language policy decisions and initiatives capable of
encouraging individuals in the creation of such a landscape. The findings
for Ireland indicate that a suite of measures are required to ensure that
competence in at least one foreign language is fostered at every stage in
the education system. These include the introduction of languages in a
creative and holistic manner as compulsory elements at primary and
secondary levels and their retention as a requirement for entry to
university. In addition, university language policies and an awareness
raising campaign regarding the need for increased foreign language
competence nationally are required. Key words: Language policy, education,
foreign language competence, European Union, plurilingualism,
multilingualism
Item Type:Article (Published)Refereed:YesAdditional Information:Emailed '
lup at liv.ac.uk' on April 23rd Emailed 'lup at liv.ac.uk' again on May 8th
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Keywords:éducation; compétence linguistique; education; European Union;
foreign language policy; language policy; multilingualism; multilinguisme;
plurilingualism; plurilinguisme; politique linguistique; Union européene
Subjects:Humanities > Language <http://doras.dcu.ie/view/subjects/EF.html>
Humanities > Linguistics <http://doras.dcu.ie/view/subjects/EH.html>DCU
Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and
Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural
Studies<http://doras.dcu.ie/view/groups/groups5a.html>
Publisher:Liverpool University Press / European Language CouncilCopyright
Information:© 2013 LUPUse License:This item is licensed under a Creative
Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View
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Code:18075Deposited On:21 May 2013 09:25 by Jennifer Bruen. Last Modified
21 May 2013 09:25

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