International Conference & 28th Summer School 2010

Welcome to the international conference on Who needs languages? Micro and macro perspectives into language education policies in Jyväskylä, Finland, June 7-10, 2010. The conference is hosted by the Centre for Applied Language Studies, Department of Languages and the Language Centre at the University of Jyväskylä, and it is simultaneously the 28th Summer School of Applied Language Studies.

The conference offers fresh outlooks on language education policy, acknowledging its multidisciplinary and multidimensional nature, and its social, cultural and economic dimensions. Where and by whom are language education policy decisions made, explicitly and/or implicitly? How do educational systems respond to challenges of multilingual societies? Critical views will be presented in order to understand the current developments and challenges of language education from both micro and macro perspectives.

Conference chair prof. Tarja Nikula

Other members
Hannele Dufva
Maija Kalin
Sirpa Leppänen
Sari Pöyhönen
Peppi Taalas
Jaana Toomar

Conference secretary (scientific programme) Taina Saarinen

Conference secretary (registration) Satu Julin

Keynote speakers

Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne: A text, some debate and the talk of teachers: dimensions and rights in language education planning today Abstract Joseph Lo Bianco 2010

Clara Keating, Centro de Estudos Sociais: Language Provision and the State: imaginations of schooling from a migrant perspective Abstract Clara Keating 2010

Waldemar Martyniuk, European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML): Supranational level of language education policies – a Council of Europe perspective on language education Abstract Waldemar Martyniuk 2010

Invited workshops

Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne: A closer look at making and shaping language education policies and practices

Clara Keating, Centro de Estudos Sociais: Regimes of Portuguese in different multilingual contexts in Europe

Christine Hélot, University of Strasbourg: ”Tell me how you talk”: Language diversity at primary level in France

Muiris Ó Laoire, Institute of Technology, Tralee: Subaltern Agency and Language Policy: Implementing Policy on the Ground

Eija Aalto, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä and Kuokkala School, Katriina Rapatti, Hakunila School, Vantaa & Kaisa Tukia, Tiirismaa School, Lahti: Language teaching and diversity: teaching of Finnish in a plurilingual context

Jaana Toomar, Department of Languages, University of Jyväskylä & Pia Bärlund, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä: Kielistä kiinni! – kielivalintoja tukevan teemapäivän suunnittelupaja (in Finnish)

Teija Kyllönen, Taina Saarinen & Sari Pöyhönen, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä: Kielikoulutuspolitiikka kunnassa – opettajat kielikoulutuspoliittisina toimijoina? (in Finnish)