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Language Policy Committee (November 2018) - Previous Revision

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Students' Right to Their Own Language

CCCC Guideline, April 1974, reaffirmed November 2003, annotated bibliograhy added August 2006


Language Knowledge and Awareness Survey

Conducted by the Language Policy Committee. This is the final research report from January 2000. The full survey can be found at the end of the report.

Committee Members

Geneva Smitherman, Chair
Terry Carter
Victoria Cliett
Kim Brian Lovejoy
Rashidah Jaami Muhammad
Gail Okawa
Elaine Richardson
Denise Troutman
Victor Villanueva
Ana Celia Zentella

Committee Charge

The Committee on Language Policy is being reconstituted with the following charges:

  1. Continue to monitor English-Only and anti-bilingual legislation and policies and devise strategies to advocate for language rights;
  2. Continue to promote language diversity awareness and pedagogy to educational administrators and teachers at various levels;
  3. Continue to develop strategies that promote the value of language diversity for dissemination to legislators, policy-makers, and the public;
  4. Continue the updating of the SRTOL annotated bibliography;
  5. Develop content for the LPC web page on the CCCC website;
  6. Collect data and information on departments and programs effectively addressing language diversity and report results quarterly to the EC for posting on the website;
  7. Continue to offer convention workshops on language diversity;
  8. File reports twice a year prior to the CCCC and NCTE conference meetings using the Report Format; and compose a post for the CCCC web site that communicates your ongoing work.  NCTE staff will see that your text is posted on your committee's behalf.

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