This volume considers a range of ways in which bilingual programs can make a contribution to aspects of human and economic development in the global South. The authors examine the consequences of different policies, programs, and pedagogies for learners and local communities through recent ethnographic research on these topics. The revitalization of minority languages and local cultural practices, management of linguistic and cultural diversity, and promotion of equal opportunities (both social and economic) are all explored in this light.

chapter |10 pages


Ideological and Implementational Spaces for Multilingual Educational Policy and Practice in the Global South

part |144 pages

Language-in-Education Policy across Cultural and Historical Contexts

chapter |17 pages

‘El Niño Debe Aprender En Su Idioma'

A Teacher's Approximations to Language Policy in an Indigenous Peruvian School

chapter |17 pages

From Policy to Practice

Multiple Language and Script Education in Eritrea

chapter |17 pages

Language Education and Nationhood in Morocco

Tensions between Unity and Diversity, between Local and Global

chapter |20 pages

Navigating Contested Space, Time, and Position

Ethnographic Research in Bilingual and Trilingual Education Systems of Ethiopia

chapter |9 pages

Discussant's Response to Section 1

Timescales, Continuities, and Language-in-Education Policy in the Global South

part |84 pages

The Making and Remaking of Policy in Local School and Classroom Contexts

chapter |9 pages

Discussant's Response to Section 2

Breaking the Hegemonic Knowledge Claims in Language Policy and Education: ‘The Global South as Method'

chapter |7 pages