Globalization, Corporatism, and Critical Language Education

Luke, Allan, Luke, Carmen, & Graham, Philip W. (2007) Globalization, Corporatism, and Critical Language Education. International Multilingual Research Journal, 1(1), pp. 1-13.

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This article explores the impacts of economic and cultural globalization on language and language education. It acknowledges the spread of English and the negative impacts of this upon other languages and language communities. The case is made that new conditions of economic dominance by multinational corporations raise the stakes for schooling and language education. These conditions have established a "new Latin" of technocratic English that services and obscures the corporate order. It argues for the continuing importance of the state and state schooling and the expansion of the definitions and practices of critical language and literacy education.

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ID Code: 15126
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: globalization, language planning, language education, critical literacy
DOI: 10.1080/19313150709336861
ISSN: 1931-3160
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [International Multilingual Research Journal 1(1):pp. 1-13]. [International Multilingual Research Journal] is available online at informaworldTM with
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:39

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