The Politics of Language in Education in a Global Polity

Hamid, M. Obaidul (2016). The Politics of Language in Education in a Global Polity. In Karen Mundy, Andy Green, Bob Lingard and Antoni Verger (Ed.), The Handbook of Global Education Policy (pp. 259-274) Chichester, West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118468005.ch14

Author Hamid, M. Obaidul
Title of chapter The Politics of Language in Education in a Global Polity
Title of book The Handbook of Global Education Policy
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, England
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/9781118468005.ch14
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781118468050
Editor Karen Mundy
Andy Green
Bob Lingard
Antoni Verger
Chapter number 14
Start page 259
End page 274
Total pages 16
Total chapters 32
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter provides an overview of language in education in a globalized world and comment on the underlying discourses or ideologies that inform macro-level language policy decisions and their implementation. Although the global politics of language is enormously complex, it can be seen to reflect crucial features of neo--liberalism including an understanding of language as capital. It is argued that the emphasis on the material outcomes of language within the ideology of linguistic instrumentalism has led, somewhat paradoxically, to what can be called “hyper-languaging,” which has tended to undermine the role of non-linguistic factors in the pursuit of material ends through languages.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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