Shaping socialist ideology through language education policy for primary schools in the PRC

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Title Shaping socialist ideology through language education policy for primary schools in the PRC
Author Li, Minglin
Journal Name Current Issues in Language Planning
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper, drawing on the theoretical framework of critical discourse analysis, examines the general goals and objectives of the national curriculum reform launched by the Ministry of Education in 2001 for Chinese primary schools. Four policy documents relevant to the curriculum reform are analyzed, including Chinese curriculum and English curriculum for compulsory education, with a focus on education policy for English language instruction in Chinese primary schools. The analysis explores how language works in policy texts in helping to shape and control the ideology of the readers at various levels – an ideology that, in turn, could be transmitted to primary school students. The power relations and equity implications reflected in the policy texts are also explored.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2011.592132
Volume 12
Issue Number 2
Page from 185
Page to 204
ISSN 1466-4208
Date Accessioned 2012-01-04; 2012-03-28T22:19:57Z
Date Available 2012-03-28T22:19:57Z
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics; Education Policy; LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44007
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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