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作者 Faraclas, Nicholas, author
書名 Community based research in language policy and planning : the language of instruction in education in Sint Eustatius / by Nicholas Faraclas, Ellen-Petra Kester, Eric Mijts
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
國際標準書號 9783030232238 (electronic bk.)
9783030232221 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-030-23223-8 doi
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說明 1 online resource (viii, 195 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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系列 Language policy, 1571-5361 ; volume 20
Language policy ; volume 20
附註 Introduction -- Community Based Research in Postcolonial Communities -- Project Background: Language Policy and Language Endangerment in the Caribbean: The Language of Instruction in Statia 2012-2014 -- Literature Review, Survey, Narrative Proficiency Test, Focus Group Sessions, Interviews and Classroom Observations -- The Recommendations: Reactions and Impementation -- Conclusions -- Literature
This volume focuses on a case where community organizing, academic research and governmental responsibility were successfully mobilized and synchronized to bring about change in educational policy and practice. The focus of this book is the methodology implemented and the results obtained over the course of a year-long action research project on language and education in St. Eustatius, one of the islands of the Dutch Caribbean, commissioned by the educational authorities in both St. Eustatius and the European Netherlands. On the island, the language of instruction is Dutch, however, outside of the classroom most students only speak English and an English-lexifier Creole. The research project was set up to address the negative impact on school success of this disparity. It included a community-based sociolinguistic study that actively involved all of the stakeholders in the education system on the island. This was complemented by a multi-pronged set of research strategies, including a language attitude and use survey, a narrative proficiency test, in depth interviews, and a review of the relevant literature. The resulting report and recommendations were accepted by the government, which is now in the process of changing the language of instruction
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主題 Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Sint Eustatius
Language planning -- Sint Eustatius
Educational Policy and Politics
Language Policy and Planning
Education Policy
Alt Author Kester, Ellen-Petra, author
Mijts, Eric, author
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