Tracking Down Language-in-Education Planning (LiEP) in State Universities
30 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2019
Date Written: July 30, 2018
This paper aims to track down the present status and practices in terms of effective development, implementation and maintenance of language-in-education policy and plan in Eastern Samar State University and Northwest Samar State University. A qualitative research design using phenomenological method was employed in this study to gather precise descriptive information concerning the practices based on the lived experiences of the participants in developing, implementing and maintaining effectively the English language policy. The participants for this study came from the group of administrators, curriculum planners, deans/program heads and teachers in Eastern Samar State University and Northwest Samar State University. Five (5) participants from every university were purposely identified. Hence, a total of 10 participants were interviewed in the two universities. The researchers used a semi-structured individual interview with the participants. Since this study was qualitative in nature, the researchers employed thematic analysis of the participants’ responses on the interview. The result of the interviews revealed that implicit English language policies implemented in the two universities are seen to be short-lived, optional, classroom- based, and teacher- initiated only. Further recommended that implementation of the English language policy particularly on full support of all faculty and personnel could best be resolved if the university adopts and maintains an institutionalized policy.
Keywords: Language-in-Education Planning, Language-in-Education Policy, Implicit English language Policies
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