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    Language policy and education in Russia

    Bowring, Bill and Borgoyakova, T. (2017) Language policy and education in Russia. In: May, S. and McCarty, T. (eds.) Language Policy and Political Issues in Education. Encyclopedia of Language and Education 1. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 349-365. ISBN 9783319023434.

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    This chapter discusses the extraordinary political, ethnic and linguistic diversity of the Russian Federation, and charts the dramatic shifts in languages and education policy through the Tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet state structures and laws. With reference to leading Russian and English language scholars, the current situation is analyzed and a number of problems and dangers are identified. Fundamental changes to Russia’s nationalities policy, especially with regard to education with minority languages as the language of instruction, are the subject of intense debate. However, it is too early to predict what the eventual outcomes will be.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Russia, Language policy, Language education, Minority languages, Linguistic diversity, Tsarism, Communism
    School: School of Law > Law
    Depositing User: Bill Bowring
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 15:41
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 15:28


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