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dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Sen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-14T23:09:39Z
dc.date.available2016-11-14T23:09:39Z
dc.date.copyright2015-11-24en_NZ
dc.identifier.citation4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015); Symposium: “Mainstreaming languages & cultures in national curricula” held at University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-11-23 to 2015-11-26en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10160
dc.description.abstractSince 1984 and the election of a fourth Labour Government, New Zealand has been characterised as one of the most neoliberal countries in the world. Neoliberal theory frames most policy, including educational language policy. In this paper I report on the effects of neoliberalism on Pacific languages in schools, focussing on several policy positions the current National-led government has taken over the last three years. These include the Inquiry into Pacific Languages in Early Childhood Education, the Pacific Education Plan and the Pacific Languages Strategy. These policies present community language maintenance and language decline and even extinction as private matters to be dealt with at individual, family and community levels, rather than as issues that should be explicitly addressed and supported within the education system. The paper examines Pacific languages in New Zealand in their historical context and problematises the government’s privatised and individualised approach to Indigenous languages of the Pacific.
dc.publisherFaculty of Education and Social Work, the University of Auckland
dc.relation.urihttps://led.education.auckland.ac.nz/about-the-conference/
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dc.titlePacific Languages, Neoliberalism and Language Education Policyen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
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