Language Education Policy Studies
An International Network

LEP by World Region

LEP by World Region

New Members Welcome!

MARCH 16, 2017: 5-6 pm

Gordon Events Center

770 W. Dayton St.

New book published by Deep University Press

       Policy for PEACE:

Language Education Unlimited

co-editors Francois Tochon & Kristine Harrison (conference organizers)

The book explicates institutionalized violence, yet tells a story of achieving peace through language education policy, citing examples from numerous countries, situations, and policy frameworks. The book has 14 chapters that span numerous countries and cultures—a fascinating in-depth look at China in 4 chapters, Timor-Leste, Japan, Spain, France, U.S., Brazil; in addition to a few theoretical chapters. The book order is actually a crescendo with a beautiful ending—it begins and ends in China, balancing the usual western dominance. Sometimes a chapter’s focus is seemingly on Language Policy (LP) instead of Language Education Policy (LEP), but LP does not really exist without LEP: How do language policies relate to education? How are LP reflected and implemented through education, for example the teaching of the languages, or assessment through the languages? How do these play out in various other key language domains such as the workforce or legal and health services? The conceptualizing and implementation of the field of LEP is a work in progress, while this book stretches the field into the critical arena of international peace education.

Francois V. Tochon
Kristine M. Harrison


Gregory A. Cheatham, University of Kansas

Anne D’Antonio Stinson, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Peter Haney, Chicla program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elizabeth Kozleski  - University of Kansas 

Donaldo Macedo, UMass-Boston

Ben Marquez, Chicla program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sumin L. Mullins, University of Kansas

Shirley O’Neill, University of Southern Queensland

Mariana Pacheco - University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Shirley Steinberg, University of Calgary, Canada and University of the West of Scotland, UK

Francois Victor Tochon - University of Wisconsin-Madison 



José Aguilar, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle 

Nathalie Auger, Montpellier III

Corina Borri-Anadon, University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres, Québec

Jean Claude Beacco, ENS, European Council, Paris 

Daniel Coste, ENS Superior Normal School, Lyon, European Council 

Pierre Escudé, University of Bordeaux 

Stéphanie Fonvielle, ESPE, University of Aix-Marseille 

Laurent Gajo, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Cécile Goï, François Rabelais de Tours 

Philippe Masson, Lille 2 University

Christina Romain, ESPE, University of Aix-Marseille

Nathalie Thamin, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté



José Aguilar, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle

Araceli Alonso, University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Miguel Aranda, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Manuel Fernandez-Cruz, University of Granada,

Kristine M. Harrison, University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras

José Gijón Puerta, University of Granada, Spain

Jaime Usma Wilches, Antioquia University, Colombia