LANGUAGE POLICY IN EDUCATION FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVING IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES OF KRASNOYARSK KRAI
Anna A. Gornostaevа
Moscow, Russian Federation
Krasnoyarsk krai is a large and multinational region, more than half of its territories belong to the territories of the Far North. Most actions for preserving languages of the Indigenous Peoples that live there are focused on teaching native languages at schools. This article focuses on educational language policy in relation to the Indigenous Peoples living in the northern territories of Krasnoyarsk krai. It analyses language planning on municipal and local levels, pre-school and basic general education. The analysis is based on the statistics and interviews with workers of schools and kindergartens, which were collected in 2019-2020 by the author. The aim of the study is to characterize educational language policy and planning of Krasnoyarsk krai for the Indigenous Peoples, and the functioning of their languages in the institutions of general and preschool education. Does educational system and current language policy within it really contribute to and achieve the goal of preserving and supporting indigenous languages?
Keywords: educational language policy, Indigenous Peoples, Krasnoyarsk krai, education
For citation: Gornostaeva A.A. Language policy in education for Indigenous Peoples living in the northern territories of Krasnoyarsk krai // Sociolinguistics. 2021. No. 2(6) [online]. Pp. 164–186. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.37892/2713-2951-2021-2-6-164-186