Language instruction in national curricula, 1850-1986: The effect of the global system

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Abstract

Throughout the history of education, language instruction has constituted a core element of the formal and informal socialization of young people. Long before the rise of mass education in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, there existed intense popular concern about, and demand for, literacy in many European countries (Graff, 1986). The promotion of literacy was also an integral part of social formation in some hon-Western societies (for example, China, Korea, India) even before the introduction and spread of Westernstyle educational systems. In the contemporary period, the image of society and social progress, necessarily built upon an extensive literate population, is taken for granted everywhere.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool Knowledge for the Masses
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Models and National Primary Curricular Categories in the Twentieth Century
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages84-100
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781351846103
ISBN (Print)185000949X, 9780415788557
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017 Jan 1

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    Cha, Y. K. (2017). Language instruction in national curricula, 1850-1986: The effect of the global system. In School Knowledge for the Masses: World Models and National Primary Curricular Categories in the Twentieth Century (pp. 84-100). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315225173-19