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Title: Language Planning and Student Experiences
Subtitle: Intention, Rhetoric and Implementation
Written By: Joseph Lo Bianco
Renata Aliani
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

This book is a timely comparison of the divergent worlds of policy implementation and policy ambition, the messy, often contradictory here-and-now reality of languages in schools and the sharp-edged, shiny, future-oriented representation of languages in policy. Two deep rooted tendencies in Australian political and social life, multiculturalism and Asian regionalism, are represented as key phases in the country’s experimentation with language education planning. Presenting data from a five year ethnographic study combined with a 40 year span of policy analysis, this volume is a rare book length treatment of the chasm between imagined policy and its experienced delivery, and will provide insights that policymakers around the world can draw on.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783090044
Pages: 168
Prices: U.K. £ 79.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090037
Pages: 168
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783090044
Pages: 168
Prices: U.S. $ 139.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090037
Pages: 168
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95