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Language Policy Committee (November 2021)

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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

Kim Brian Lovejoy, Co-Chair
Elaine Richardson, Co-Chair

Isabel Baca
April Baker-Bell
Qwo-Li Driskill
David Green
Austin Jackson
Rashidah Jaami Muhammad
Gail Okawa
Octavio Pimentel
Geneva Smitherman
Denise Troutman
Victor Villanueva
Bonnie Williams
Ana Celia Zentella

Committee Charge

The Language Policy Committee is charged to:

Charge 1: Devise bold strategies and concrete tactics to protect language rights and promote language diversity in writing programs for legislators, policy-makers, and the public.

Charge 2: Pull together a resource on effective pedagogies for advancing language diversity and meeting needs of English Language Learners

Charge 3: Identify potential partners (groups, contacts, compatible missions to ours) for language diversity initiatives such as English Plus.

Charge 4: Continue to update the bibliography for SRTOL and devise strategies for highlighting and promoting this important concept in a new way.

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