Date: 05-Mar-2009 From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com> Subject: The Politics of Language Education: Alderson (Ed) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: The Politics of Language Education
Subtitle: Individuals and Institutions
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Politics can be a very important influence on educational developments and their deployment. However, this volume is different from other volumes since it looks, not at the macropolitics and the ideological agendas of nations and multinational or global organisations, but rather focuses on micropolitics, the agendas and motivations of individuals within organisations, and on their actions. Micropolitics can be seen as ways of manoeuvring within institutions which are themselves not political, but commercial, financial and educational. Indeed, politics with a small 'p' includes not only institutional politics, but also personal politics, which can influence language education both in daily matters, and in projects for innovation and change. The aim of this edited book is to begin a debate about the nature and role of micropolitics, to contribute to a better understanding of language education, change and resistance to change, and the processes of language education.