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Corson, David

Works: 60 works in 351 publications in 1 language and 12,437 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Periodicals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by David Corson
Language, minority education, and gender : linking social justice and power by David Corson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taken-for-granted language policies and practices in education often oppress those of little power. In reviewing the international literature on this vital subject, this book examines three groups who seem most affected by unfair language practices in education: women and girls; minority cultural groups; and minority social groups. The author confirms that reforms are urgently needed in the approaches that schools and school systems everywhere adopt when treating matters of language use." "Chapters 1 and 2 deal with the interplay between language and power in education, and between language policy and social justice. Chapters 3 to 6 range across classrooms, schools, and school systems, exploring questions of gender and language injustice, standard and non-standard language, bilingual and second language education, and minority culture values and discourse norms. These chapters overlap their treatment wherever similar justice issues affect more than one group. For example, when the members of a minority group are girls, language injustices tend to multiply. Chapter 7 presents recommendations for school action, addressing the interests of non-dominant groups in general. Its major sections cover social justice through communicative action in schools, school language policies, and critical language awareness."--Jacket
Language policy across the curriculum by David Corson( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language diversity and education by David Corson( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introductory text for students of linguistics, language, and education provides background and up-to-date information and resources that beginning researchers need for studying language diversity and education." "Three framing chapters offer an update on the philosophy of social research, revealing how important language is for all the processes of learning in which humans engage, whether it is learning about the world through education, or learning about the nature of social life through research in the human sciences. These chapters also review the links between language, power, and social justice, and look at dynamic changes occurring in 'language diversity and education' research." "This book is intended for graduate students of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, the social psychology of language, anthropological linguistics, and other related disciplines; and graduate students of education, including in-service teachers taking advanced professional development courses."--Jacket
Changing education for diversity by David Corson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing an international and cross-cultural perspective, this text presents policies and practices for responding to the current diversity in schools, particularly as regards: girls from immigrant cultures; indigenous cultural groups; the urban poor; and language minorities. Each chapter includes not only questions for reflection and discussion but also numerous guidelines, stages, steps and checklists for evaluation and goal-setting
Encyclopedia of language and education( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, the first attempt to overview an area which has emerged as a coherent and exciting field of study in the last two decades. While forming part of a series of eight volumes, Literacy also stands on its own, drawing on some 25 state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers. The book is organised in four main sections: Reading, Writing, The Social Context of Literacy and Literacy Teaching in Selected Regions. The approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on insights from fields as diverse as anthropology and computer science, sociolinguistics and psychology. The international flavour of the volume is reflected not only in the choice of contributors from eleven different countries but also in the emphasis throughout on the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy
Oral language across the curriculum by David Corson( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lexical bar by David Corson( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language policy in schools : a resource for teachers and administrators by David Corson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School language policies are viewed by many in education as an integral and necessary part of the administration and the curriculum practice of schools. A language policy, like the many presented in this book, is a document compiled by school staff members, who often are assisted by other members of the school community, to which the staff give their assent and commitment
Language policy and political issues in education by Ruth Wodak( Book )

20 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers basic fields of Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language; both macro- and micro-domains are presented in the fields of language teaching, minority languages, and problems of language acquisition as well as practical issues of curricula planning and textbook writing. The most prominent scholars in these fields provide extensive descriptions of the important literature, and of the basic questions in the respective domains, as well as examples of ongoing research, and discuss future possible developments in these fields. This book addresses students and active scholars in the social sciences as well as public officials in education, language teachers and textbook writers, therefore both theoreticians and practitioners
Language testing and assessment( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research methods in language and education( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge about language( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilingual education( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second language education( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral discourse and education( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral Discourse and Education examines spoken language as a field of study, looking at the various ways in which we can both theorise the place of talk in education, and examine the way talk is actually done in educational settings. Given the centrality of literacy-based practices in schools, a book focusing on talk brings quite different and important perspectives to the study of education. Talk is something that has all too often been devalued and taken for granted. What becomes evident throughout the papers included in this volume is that talk is of central importance in establishing identities and the cultures in which those identities are located. However, because we are unused to reflexively examining the way we talk, there is a serious disjuncture between what we believe talk should achieve and what can be seen to be achieved in actual talk in educational settings. Anyone interested in teaching should read this book. Becoming more aware of the centrality of talk and what it achieves is important both for enabling us to find ways to bring our ideals more in line with our practices and for being able to recognise and reflect on the ways our talk can be achieving things quite other than what we intend. This book is relevant to teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary levels and for researchers interested in spoken language in educational contexts
Literacy( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education for work : background to policy and curriculum by David Corson( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great emphasis is currently laid on the need for education to prepare children for work. This volume discusses the relationship between work and education and argues that if training for work is necessary for young people, it must be integrated into a curriculum that has education as its goal
Discourse and power in educational organizations( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's post-modern and post-traditional institutions, power is mainly exercised through the generation of consent, through the distribution of ideologies and through the subtle indoctrination of self-disciplining practices, rather than through the use of force or brute authority. This change in the nature of institutional practices focuses the role that language has always had in the exercise of power. To address the topic as it affects educational organizations, the editor combines two central traditions in contemporary social science inquiry; concern for the post-modern and post-positivist condition of the contemporary world; and concern for the praxis of critical theory. Contributors to the book's 14 chapters approach their topics from either or both of these traditions. In his introductions to the two parts of the book, the editor suggests how these traditions can combine and at the same time respond to the challenges of educational concerns within the post-modern condition
Using English words by David Corson( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using English Words examines the impact that the life histories of people can have on their vocabulary. The book shows how discursive relations outside education position people through their vocabularies. Some are prepared for easy entry into life-long prospects of privilege and educational success, while others are denied entry. It argues that education fails to take account of the fact that many children's discursive relations, before and outside schools, are inconsistent with the kinds of lexicosemantic demands that present-day schools and their high-status culture of literacy place upon them: often unnecessarily. Partly as a result of this, many students - both native speakers and those whose second language is English - are almost guaranteed to fail in the middle levels of contemporary education before they have a chance to show that they can succeed. The book draws on theory and research from discursive psychology and the sociology of language, but this rigorous interdisciplinary study also integrates a wide range of international work from linguistics, psycholinguistics, foreign language studies, history, philosophy, anthropology, classics, first language education, and ESL/EFL education
Teaching bilingual children by Adrian Blackledge( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States describe how primary-age children in these anglophone countries are learning in the language of their home. The book demonstrates that monolingual schooling in a multicultural society fails to meet the needs of bilingual children. It argues that linguistic minorities must have the opportunity to participate in the development of language policy. Articles include: an Introduction (Adrian Blackledge); "Bilingual Education Policy and Social Justice" (David Corson); "School-Based Language Policy Reform: a New Zealand Example" (Stephen May); "'We Can't Tell Our Stories in English': Language, Story and Culture in the Primary School" (Adrian Blackledge); "Developing Bilingual Theatre-in-Education Programmes" (Alison Reeves); "The Social Process of a Family Literacy Project with Bilingual Families" (Martha Allexsaht-Snider); "Integrating esl into the Mainstream: An Australian Perspective" (Chris Davidson); "Pragmatic Biculturalism and the Primary School Teacher" (Ann Knight); "Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and Learning in Early Years Classrooms" (Stephen Nyakatawa, Iram Siraj-Blatchford); "Finding a Voice: Bilingual Classroom Assistants and Their Role in Primary Schools" (Jean Mills); "Towards Empowerment: Training Secondary School Students as Community Interpreters" (Jeanette Harman); and "'The Flavour of the Moment?' Bilingual Teachers' Experiences of Teaching and Learning" (Audrey Osler). (Mse)
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Alternative Names
Corson, D.

Corson, D. 1945-

Corson, D. (David)

Corson, D.J.

Corson, David

Corson, David James

Corson, David James 1945-

English (231)

Changing education for diversityEncyclopedia of language and educationLanguage policy in schools : a resource for teachers and administratorsLanguage policy and political issues in educationLanguage testing and assessmentResearch methods in language and educationKnowledge about languageBilingual education