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Jeff Bale

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Arizona State University
 360 Erickson
 517-353-0750
Second language education is regularly surrounded by conflict and consternation. In broad terms, Jeff Bale's research and teaching attempts to understand why. Current research projects include a reading of the history of second language education in the United States in relation to the ebb and flow of U.S. imperial projects. In addition, he studies educational policy reforms in Hamburg, Germany and their impact on the educational experiences of German language learners. Both projects build on his expertise in language policy analysis, language teacher education, critical theory and humanities- oriented education research. Dr. Bale serves as subject-area leader for the secondary world languages teacher preparation program. He frequently teaches methods courses for that program, as well as an online MA course on language variation and its impact on the K-12 classroom.

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