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Interpreting And Implementing Interculturality: Eib Educators And In-Service Teacher Training Programs, Frances Kvietok Jun 2018

Interpreting And Implementing Interculturality: Eib Educators And In-Service Teacher Training Programs, Frances Kvietok

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

Built on the premise that there is a gap between policy design and policy implementation, this paper seeks to understand how Peruvian teachers make sense of and implement Intercultural Bilingual Education (EIB) policy. EIB policy, introduced in 1991, recognizes the linguistic and cultural rights of marginalized indigenous students in schooling. This paper explores how in-service teacher training workshops influence teachers’ interpretation and implementation of interculturality by looking at experiences of the teacher training workshops run by Fundación HoPe Holanda Perú (HOPE) and Asociación Pukllasunchis in Cusco, Peru. Through this analysis, the paper shows how in-service teacher training workshops can contribute ...


Sla In Uncertain Times: Disciplinary Constraints, Transdisciplinary Hopes, Lourdes Ortega Apr 2018

Sla In Uncertain Times: Disciplinary Constraints, Transdisciplinary Hopes, Lourdes Ortega

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We live in uncertain times in an uncertain world. While large-scale efforts exist to end poverty, promote peace, share wealth, and protect the planet, we are witnessing serious deterioration of solidarity and respect for human diversity, coupled with alarming tides of authoritarian populism in the West. Many multilinguals—even more so multilinguals in marginalized communities—are vulnerable in the present climate. Researching bi/multilingualism is the business of second language acquisition (SLA) researchers. How well equipped is this field to respond to the present challenges? In this article I unpack four constraints that I believe hamper SLA’s capacity to ...


English-Medium Instruction Policies In South Korean Higher Education, Katherine I. Kang Apr 2018

English-Medium Instruction Policies In South Korean Higher Education, Katherine I. Kang

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With the rise of globalization and the spread of English, English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a common practice among higher education institutions around the world. In the past two decades, many South Korean universities have also established and implemented institution-wide EMI policies. Using Ricento and Hornberger’s (1996) metaphor of the language planning and policy (LPP) onion as a heuristic, this paper looks at the different LPP layers involved in shaping these institutional EMI policies and describes how the global EMI phenomenon has been taken up in the South Korean national and institutional contexts. Furthermore, this paper elucidates the motivations ...


Debating Arabic: Governmentality And Language Controversy In Algeria, Gareth Smail Apr 2018

Debating Arabic: Governmentality And Language Controversy In Algeria, Gareth Smail

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In this paper, I examine how discourses of language and citizenship are intertwined in Algeria. While this issue is typically approached with an eye to how different linguistic groups compete for power within the domain of language policy, I use the framework of governmentality (Foucault, 1991) to show a more complicated picture. Specifically, I argue that political ideologies imply different conceptions of what it means to teach Algeria’s official language of education, Standard Arabic (alfuṣḥā). While nationalist ideologies envision an Arabic education tied to Islam and/ or the Middle East, neoliberal ideologies reject that model and argue for an ...


Narratives Of Becoming: Social Personae And School Choice In The Italian Education System, Andrea R. Leone-Pizzighella Apr 2018

Narratives Of Becoming: Social Personae And School Choice In The Italian Education System, Andrea R. Leone-Pizzighella

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Over a ten-month period of linguistic ethnographic research in three secondary schools in central Italy, I conducted interviews with third-year students about how they came to choose the school they currently attend. Students told of chance encounters, moments of madness, institutional pressures, and social expectations, often hinting at tumultuous narratives. Since the three secondary school types in this research—lyceums, technical schools, and vocational schools—are popularly believed to attract specific types of students, interviews and everyday metacommentary (Rymes, 2014) about the schools and the people inside them hold great social importance. In this paper, I consider how the school ...


Narrating A Novice Language Teacher Identity: What’S At Stake When Telling Stories Of Struggle, Kristina B. Lewis Apr 2018

Narrating A Novice Language Teacher Identity: What’S At Stake When Telling Stories Of Struggle, Kristina B. Lewis

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Within language teacher education (LTE), telling stories about their teaching allows novice teachers to make sense of their experiences, explore problems and pedagogical strategies, and develop coherent identities as skilled language teachers. The stakes are high, though, when we ask—or require—novice teachers to talk about moments of challenge, or even failure, in front of their peers and evaluators. In this paper, I examine two stories told by one novice teacher—about the same teaching event, but framing this first as a success and then as a challenge—within an LTE course discussion to demonstrate how she works to ...