Language Policy in multilingual settings
Monolingual myopia seems to be a modern Western disease. This seminar
explored the possible parallels between the opinions and arguments of
German officials and teachers on the role of German and minority languages
in Bremen schools and the arguments on English only and proposition
227 in California. There is a special dilemma for liberal teachers oriented
towards "Equal opportunity".
*Menk, Antje-Katrin., Equality of Opportunity and Assimilation. Or: We German Left-wing Do-Gooders and Minority Language Rights, in Rights to Language: Equity Power, and Education, (ed) Robert Phillipson, Lawrence, Erlbaum Assocates, New Jersey, 2000., pp.122-126.
*Jalava, Antti., Mother Tongue and Identity: Nobody could see that I was a Finn, in Minority Education: From Shame to Struggle, (eds) T. Skutnabb-Kangas and J.Cummis, Multilingual Matters, Philadelphia, 1988, pp.161-166.
*Pattanayak, D.P., Monolingual Myopia and the petals of the Indian Lotus, in Minority Education: From Shame to Struggle, (eds) T. Skutnabb-Kangas and J.Cummis, Multilingual Matters, Philadelphia, 1988, pp.379-389.