Issues of prestige and image in language-in-education planning in Australia

Baldauf Jr., Richard B. (2004) Issues of prestige and image in language-in-education planning in Australia. Current Issues in Language Planning, 5 4: 376-388. doi:10.1080/14664200408668264

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Author Baldauf Jr., Richard B.
Title Issues of prestige and image in language-in-education planning in Australia
Journal name Current Issues in Language Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1466-4208
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14664200408668264
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 376
End page 388
Total pages 13
Editor R. B. Kaplan
Richard B. Baldauf, Jr.
Place of publication Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
330104 Educational Policy, Administration and Management
160506 Education Policy
200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Formatted abstract
After providing a brief general framework for language policy and planning, this article examines the case of language policy and planning in Australia with a particular focus on how one of the elements in that framework, prestige planning, might contribute to successful planning implementation, thereby adding to our more general understanding of how language planning operates. It is argued that language-in-education planning in Australia, which has been the major vehicle for improvements in language teaching and learning over the last 25 years, has contributed to both the prestige and the spread of additional language teaching in the country. Thus, while it may not be generally recognised, without the receptive goals emphasised by prestige planning, language planning's productive goals would be much less likely to be achieved.
Keyword Prestige planning
Image planning
Language-in-education planning
Language teaching
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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