Subaltern Agency and Language Education Policy: Implementing a language policy for on the ground

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dc.contributor.author Laoire, Muiris Ó
dc.contributor.author Rigg, Clare
dc.contributor.author Georgiou, Vasiliki
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-19T08:37:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-19T08:37:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Laoire, Ó., Rigg, C. & Georgiou, V. (2011). Subaltern Agency and Language Education Policy : Implementing a Language Policy for on the Ground. Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies Vol. 5, 3, p. 19-32
dc.identifier.issn 1457-9863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37106
dc.description.abstract The focus in this paper is on the implementation of language policy in education. It explores and discusses the notion of subaltern agency in an education organization. Recent language policy research highlights individual and collective agency in the processes of language use, attitudes and policies. People on the ground, charged with implementation are not the passive receivers of policies or the vague resistors once depicted in research accounts, referring to public body practitioners, but social actors who can exercise subaltern agency. The aim is to show that language policies are not merely implemented, but are actually shaped on the ground. Examples of subaltern agency from a case study of the Official Languages Act Ireland (2003) are explored. Keywords: language policy, agency, subaltern en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseries Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies
dc.relation.uri http://apples.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2011: The author
dc.subject.other language policy fi
dc.subject.other agency fi
dc.subject.other subaltern agency fi
dc.subject.other policy implementation in education fi
dc.title Subaltern Agency and Language Education Policy: Implementing a language policy for on the ground fi
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011121911820
dc.subject.kota 612
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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