Uncovering Language Policy in Higher Education: Reflections from the Classroom

Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature

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Title Uncovering Language Policy in Higher Education: Reflections from the Classroom



 
Creator Makar, Carmina; Carmina Makar is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at The City College of New York. She received her BA in Communication Studies from ITESO University (Mexico) and then established residence in New York as a Fulbright Fellow to pursue graduate studies. She earned her MA in International Education Development with a focus on Bilingual and Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a doctoral degree in International Development from the same institution. As a supervisor and P-12 coordinator, Carmina has also worked around developing clinically rich environments for bilingual educators as well as activating critical education practices across formal and non-formal education spaces. As part of her work with childhood, space and community development, Carmina has served as a consultant for UNESCO and UNDP in issues regarding education and development of children in urban environments.
 
Subject Applied linguistics
language education policy, global languages, diversity, multilingualism






 
Description This paper analyzes salient issues that emerged over the course of a language policy action research course at the Graduate Center City University in New York. The course, embedded in the larger scope of the Futures Initiatives, allowed students to study different language communities across different campuses in New York. This piece describes these findings in light of language policy and higher education in super diverse contexts and argues for further exploration of language practices to inform the work of educators across different settings in higher education.
Este trabajo analiza a través de distintos lentes temáticos, la experiencia de trabajo en un curso de política lingüística en el Graduate Center en la Universidad de Nueva York. Dicho curso formo parte de la Iniciativa para el Futuro, y permitió a los estudiantes investigar comunidades lingüísticas en diferentes campus de educación superior en la ciudad de Nueva York. Este articulo describe sus hallazgos a la luz de los actuales estudios de política lingüística en educación superior, específicamente en contextos de gran diversidad, y promueve mayor estudio de políticas y practicas lingüísticas para informar el trabajo de educadores en distintas disciplinas en la educación superior.
Aquest article analitza, a través de diferents aproximacions temàtiques, l'experiència de treball en una assignatura de política lingüística al Graduate Center de la Universitat de Nova York. Aquesta assignatura va formar part de la Iniciativa per al Futur, i va permetre als estudiants portar a terme recerques sobre comunitats lingüístiques en diferents campus d'educació superior a la ciutat de Nova York. Aquest article descriu les seves troballes a la llum dels actuals estudis de política lingüística en educació superior, específicament en contextos de gran diversitat. Es reclamen futures recerques sobre polítiques i pràctiques lingüístiques per informar la tasca docents en les diferents disciplines en l'educació superior.
Cet article analyse les principales questions qui ont émergé au cours d'un stage de recherche-action de la politique linguistique au le Graduate Center à l'Université de New York. Le cours, intégré dans le cadre plus large des Future Initiatives, a permis aux élèves d'étudier les différentes communautés linguistiques à travers les différents campus à New York. Cette pièce décrit ces résultats à la lumière de la politique linguistique et l'enseignement supérieur en contextes super divers et plaide pour une exploration plus poussée des pratiques linguistiques pour informer le travail des éducateurs à travers différents paramètres dans l'enseignement supérieur.
 
Publisher Departament de Didàctica de la Llengua, de la Literatura i de les Ciències Socials
 
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Date 2016-06-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Identifier http://revistes.uab.cat/jtl3/article/view/v9-n2-makar
10.5565/rev/jtl3.675
 
Source Bellaterra: Journal of Teaching and Learning Language and Literature; Vol 9, No 2 (2016): May/June 2016: Monograph; 6-13
Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature; Vol 9, No 2 (2016): May/June 2016: Monograph; 6-13
Bellaterra: Journal of Teaching and Learning Language and Literature; Vol 9, No 2 (2016): May/June 2016: Monograph; 6-13
2013-6196
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://revistes.uab.cat/jtl3/article/view/v9-n2-makar/pdf-675-en
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature
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