This curriculum unit, although designed for undergraduate and graduate level university courses, can be altered for various grade and age levels. The focus of this unit is two fold: First, for speech-language pathologists and other language and communication professionals, it focuses on the ways literacy should be redefined based on the current context of globalization, and on the consequences that globalization has on interactions between dominant and dominated languages and how those interactions inform the way these professions support language and literacy development. Second, for schoolteachers, this unit could be used to help them explain the consequences of globalization on language and literacy, and then identify ways to mitigate those consequences with the changing population in their classrooms.
Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Western Michigan University
Artifact Box Name: Globalization, Language and Literacy
Reference Number: #101650
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA)
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