Syllabus for EDUC673/SARS673
|This course focuses on bi- and multilingual education systems in South and Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on the role of English in those systems. For Southeast Asia, therefore, the focus is on former British colonies where English still plays a significant role in the educational system, such as in Singapore (and to a lesser extent, Malaysia). In Indonesia, where 80% of the population are mother-tongue speakers of languages other than Bahasa Indonesia, the focus will be on the role of Bahasa Indonesia as L2 in this system. For South Asia, the focus will be on the `conflict' between English and other languages, such as Hindi, Urdu, or Sinhala. Attention will be paid to the history of education in the area, educational policy, language policy, indigenous types of multilingualism and indigenous models of multilingual education, sociolinguistic issues, proficiency assessment, and the measurement of educational outcomes.|
Readings will be assigned, with some required texts and a 'course
packet', which will actually be mostly PDF versions of things available via
such as maps and other handouts, will be posted on this website, and
only rarely distributed in class. (The two National Geographic Maps (South
Asia and Southeast Asia) will be ordered from NG for the Bookstore to distribute
if they are available.) I will set up an email list for the class and post
messages to you about readings and ``handouts".
|Bibliographies and other Readings.|
|Maps and other graphic materials|
A large number of the journals indexed by these databases will be held by the library. However, Interlibrary Loan services can obtain items not held by the library in a timely manner, but request for materials should not wait until the last minute. Items can be requested via a interlibrary loan form.
Bibliography : MLA International Bibliography, produced by
the Modern Language Association of America, is an internationally comprehensive
index to literary and related studies, linguistics, and folklore. MLA indexes
articles in over 4000 journals, essays in collective volumes, dissertations,
books, and titles in series. The print volumes go back to 1921 and the
database covers from 1963 to the present. MLA
tutorial from Yale.
BAS Online : The online Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), referencing western-language monographs, articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971 is available via library subscription. For how to subscribe, and other information, please go to the ciation for Asian Studies.
Index : Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing and abstracting
for more than 1550 scholarly and general interest journals,
plus The New York Times; as well as full text or full image coverage of more than 500 titles. English language only.
Sources Journals, magazines, and the New York Times. The following journal titles are indexed in the Expanded Academic Index ASAP.
Document types vary: citation only, abstract, and full-text.
Dates Covered Covers 1980 to the present. Indexing for most publications starts in the 1990s.
For help with Academic Index, use the Library's help file.
and Language Behavior Abstracts
Subject: Linguistics, literacy, language acquisition, speech and hearing, and language research.
Sources Indexing and abstracts for over 2,000 serials published worldwide, coverage of monographs, recent books, technical reports, occasional papers, enhanced dissertation listings from Dissertation Abstracts International, and bibliographic citations for book reviews that appear in journals abstracted for LLBA. See also Journal List Index
Dates Covered Covers 1973 to the present.
Print Counterpart (backfiles); Language and Language Behavior Abstracts, [Van Pelt Library: P1 .L15], 1967-1984.Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, [Van Pelt Library: P1 >l15], 1985-1993.
Periodicals Content Index
Subject: Humanities and social sciences. The scope is international, including journals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Western languages.
Sources: Journals. A Title List of journals indexed is available.
Dates Covered: From the beginning of each title to 1990/1991.
Help Documents: Features and General Search (Vendor Supplied); Getting Started with PCI (MSWord)
Subject: Covers sociology, case work, demographics, policy studies, political science, family studies, feminist studies, and social security programs.
Sources Includes citations and abstracts from Sociological Abstracts and Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts. Indexes over 2000 journals from 35 countries, plus relevant dissertations, national and international conference papers, selected books and book chapters, book and other media reviews. See Journal List Index
Dates Covered Covers 1963 to the present. Updated bimonthly.
Help Documents: OVID Technologies Field Guide for Sociofile; Getting Started with Sociological Abstracts (MsWord); Convert OVID BRS/Tagged Records to various Bibliographic Formats
Print Counterpart: (backfiles) Sociological Abstracts, [Van Pelt Library: HM 1 .S67], 1952/53 - present; Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts (SOPODA), (title varies)[Van Pelt Library: HV 40: S643], 1979 - 1993.
Students will be expected to do two projects: a short writing assignment and a long writing project concerned with a topic related to multilingual education in South/Southeast Asia.
There will be DEADLINES for these various projects, and schedules to be adhered to.