By Geof Alred
This booklet examines citizenship schooling from the point of view of interculturality so that it will expand its that means and value inside and past the kingdom nation, and in schooling within the country kingdom. There are chapters which take care of conception and ideas and others which current nation and overseas case reviews.
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Nowadays, because of the linguistic identity with Cantonese and the cultural identity with local culture, English learning has even more emphasis on its vocational function, or as an examination subject. Roy Harris’ aspiration for ‘the history-rich language which articulated the tropes, the metaphors, the arguments, the concepts which shaped the minds of some of the world’s best poets, scientists and philosophers’ is seldom heard in the new millennium Hong Kong. Students’ responses in Jackson’s (2002) study give us the following scenario.
There are two commercial television stations, each broadcasting one channel in Cantonese and one in English. The top 10 programmes of the TVB Cantonese channel command at least 75% of the audience share. 2% of the audience share. To balance the impact of popular television programmes, Radio Television Hong Kong has launched the election of ‘Good Quality Television Programmes’. According to Media Digest , from 1993 to 2003, English-language programmes seldom entered the list of the top 20, with the exception of English-learning programmes like ‘Learning English in One Minute’ in 1993 (ranked 7th) and 1995 (ranked 12th), ‘Tour in English’ in 1999 (ranked 20th), and ‘Funny English’ in 2000 (ranked 10th) and 2001 (ranked 18th).
Milroy and Milroy (1985: 55 Á 59) argue that only when people opt for status rather than solidarity will they choose the standardised or high-prestige form of the language. In their research in inner-city Belfast, it was quite rare for a person in those working class groups to prefer status to solidarity. In other words, the cultural capital of a language constructs identity, as well as social network. ’ How does identity construct language? From the linguistic point of view, the practice that many non-native speakers of English blend the vocabulary, syntax and intonation of their languages into English will pose a threat to the future of English.
Education For Intercultural Citizenship (Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education) by Geof Alred