By James Simpson, Anne Whiteside

Adult Language schooling and Migration: tough Agendas in coverage and Practice presents a full of life and important exam of coverage and perform in language schooling for grownup migrants all over the world, displaying how possibilities for studying the language of a brand new kingdom either form and are formed via coverage strikes. Language guidelines for migrants are frequently debatable and hotly contested, yet while cutting edge instructing practices are rising according to the language studying wishes of today’s cellular populations.

This e-book:

  • analyses and demanding situations language schooling regulations in terms of grownup migrants in 9 nations;
  • provides a comparative examine with separate chapters on coverage and perform in every one kingdom;
  • focuses on Australia, Canada, Spain (Catalonia), Finland, France, eire, the Netherlands, the united kingdom and the united states.

Adult Language schooling and Migration is crucial analyzing for practitioners, scholars and researchers operating within the sector of language schooling in migration contexts.

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Pope, D. and Withers, G. (1993) Do migrants rob jobs? Lessons of Australian history, 1861–1991. The Journal of Economic History 53(4): 719–742. , Hohmann, J. and Stewart, I. (2005) Dictating to one of ‘Us’: the migration of Mrs Freer. Macquarie Law Journal 5: 241–275. Senate Select Committee on Education and the Arts (1983) Senate Standing Committee on Education and the Arts (Reference: The Development and Implementation of a Co-ordinated Language Policy for Australia): Submissions and Incorporated Documents.

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In terms of our yardstick of cultural identity, the concentration of people of certain ethnic origins in low socioeconomic strata – which is associated with lack of knowledge of English – devalues and stigmatises that ethnic community in the eyes of the larger society and threatens the identity and self-esteem of its members. In terms of our yardstick of social cohesion, the economy is deprived of full access to the migrant’s skills and experience, and the devaluation of groups of non-English speaking low status workers is a source of social tension.

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