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Title: Policies affecting ESL instruction in Manitoba
Authors: Kouritzin, S. G.
Mathews, P. G.
Keywords: ESL
English as a second language
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2002
Citation: Kouritzin, S. G., & Mathews, P. G. (2002). Policies affecting ESL instruction in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 22.
Abstract: This archival research review aims to examine what policies, federal, provincial, and local, have, or could potentially have, an impact on ESL teaching and learning in the province of Manitoba. A politically-motivated close reading of the language in the policies, and of the nature and intent of the practices they describe, reveals the institutional attitudes toward immigrants, English as a second language (ESL) students, and the nature of public education in Canada. The article demonstrates that there are numerous and considerable political barriers to the full inclusion of ESL learners in the educational system, and concludes that many federal, provincial and local policies support discriminatory practices.
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