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Educational Linguistics in Practice

Educational Linguistics in Practice Author Francis M. Hult
ISBN-10 1847694950
Release 2011-02-23
Pages 216
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This volume provides a state-of-the-art snapshot of language and education research and demonstrates ways in which local and global processes are intertwined with language learning, use, and policies. Reflecting but also expanding on Nancy Hornberger’s ground-breaking contributions to educational linguistics, this book brings together leading international scholars. Chapters present new research and cutting-edge syntheses addressing current theoretical and methodological issues in researching equity, access, and multilingual education. Organized around three central themes --- bilingual education and bilingualism, the continua of biliteracy, and policy and planning for linguistic diversity in education --- the volume reflects the holistic and dynamic perspective on language (in) education that is the hallmark of educational linguistics as a field.



Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy

Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy Author Janina Brutt-Griffler
ISBN-10 1853597554
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 145
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Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy brings an understanding of language as a social practice and bilingualism as the study of bidirectional transitioning to the examination of bilingual settings in the US, Europe, and the developing countries. Focusing both on bilingual linguistic competence and educational politics and practice, the volume provides valuable practical proposals and models for developing sociocultural and linguistic competencies among bilingual practitioners and students.



Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education

Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education Author Ofelia García
ISBN-10 1853592668
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 280
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A collection of pivotal papers from 1986-1993 on bilingualism and bilingual education, grouped in sections on policy and legislation, implementation of bilingual policy in schools, bilingualism in instruction, and using the bilingualism of the school community. Articles conclude with suggested student activities and discussion questions, encouraging students to take on an advocacy-oriented role. The reader can be used alone or with the publisher's Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR



Continua of Biliteracy

Continua of Biliteracy Author Nancy H. Hornberger
ISBN-10 185359654X
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 370
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Biliteracy - the use of two or more languages in and around writing - an increasingly inescapable feature of our lives and schools worldwide, yet one which most educational policy and practice continues blithely to ignore. The continua of biliteracy featured in the present volume offers a comprehensive yet flexible model to guide educators, researchers and policy-makers in designing, carrying out and evaluating educational programmes for the development of bilingual and multilingual learners, each programme adapted to its own specific context, media and contents. The continua model is premised on a view of multilingualism as a resource and on the metaphor of ecology of language.



Bilingual Education and Social Change

Bilingual Education and Social Change Author Rebecca Diane Freeman
ISBN-10 1853594180
Release 1998
Pages 262
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A general introduction to bilingualism, bilingual education, and minority education in the United States, and an ethnographic/discourse analytic study of how one successful dual-language programme challenges mainstream US educational progammes that discriminate against minority students and the languages they speak. Implications for research practice and practice in other school and community contexts are emphasized.



Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Author Colin Baker
ISBN-10 9781847693563
Release 2011
Pages 498
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The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.



Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education Author Ofelia García
ISBN-10 9781853599071
Release 2007
Pages 301
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The book contains a comprehensive selection of outstanding and influential articles on bilingual education in the USA and the rest of the world. It is designed for instructors and students, with questions and activities based on each of the 19 readings for students to engage in active learning.



Bilingual Education in the 21st Century

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century Author Ofelia García
ISBN-10 9781444359787
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 496
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Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh view of the subject for school administrators and policy makers. Provides an overview of bilingual education theories and practices throughout the world Extends traditional conceptions of bilingualism and bilingual education to include global and local concerns in the 21st century Questions assumptions regarding language, bilingualism and bilingual education, and proposes a new theoretical framework and alternative views of teaching and assessment practices Reviews international bilingual education policies, with separate chapters dedicated to US and EU language policy in education Gives reasons why bilingual education is good for all children throughout the world, and presents cases of how this is being carried out



Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Author Colin Baker
ISBN-10 9781853598647
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 492
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Written as an introductory text from a crossdisciplinary perspective, this book covers individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages.



International Perspectives on Bilingual Education

International Perspectives on Bilingual Education Author John E. Petrovic
ISBN-10 9781607523314
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 245
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This book is a defense of linguistic pluralism and language policies and practices in education that sustain that ideal. Educational meanings and models are influenced by different populations and different social and historical contexts. International comparisons can shed interesting light on the issues. Therefore, the purpose of the book is to provide scholars an international comparative understanding of language policy, its relation to educational practice, and current debates within the field. The book is divided into three sections dealing with the general topical areas of policy, practice, and controversy. This book will be of interest to policymakers, scholars, and graduate students in the areas of bilingual education, language policy, and sociolinguistics.



Bilingualism in Education

Bilingualism in Education Author Jim Cummins
ISBN-10 9781317869184
Release 2014-10-13
Pages 254
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This is a remarkably interesting and useful book...it makes a significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of both bilingualism and education.' Journal of Education Policy



Rethinking Bilingual Education in Postcolonial Contexts

Rethinking Bilingual Education in Postcolonial Contexts Author Feliciano Chimbutane
ISBN-10 1847695019
Release 2011-05-18
Pages 208
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This book calls for critical adaptations when theories of bilingual education, based on practices in the North, are applied to the countries of the global South. For example, it challenges the assumption that transitional models necessarily lead to language shift and cultural assimilation. Taking an ethnographically-based narrative on the purpose and value of bilingual education in Mozambique as a starting point, it shows how, in certain contexts, even a transitional model may strengthen the vitality of local languages and associated cultures, instead of weakening them. The analysis is based on the view that communicative practices in the classroom influence and are influenced by institutional, local and societal processes. Within this framework, the book shows how education in low-status languages can play a role in social and cultural transformation, especially where post-colonial contexts are concerned.



Working with Bilingual Children

Working with Bilingual Children Author Mahendra K. Verma
ISBN-10 1853592935
Release 1995-01
Pages 188
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This book considers the primary school education of children learning English as a Second Language. It considers how to help bilingual children achieve their cognitive and linguistic potential and how to improve language awareness amongst teachers.



Language Power and Pedagogy

Language  Power and Pedagogy Author Jim Cummins
ISBN-10 9781853594748
Release 2000-09-22
Pages 309
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Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the exception rather than the rule, particularly in urban areas. This shift in demographic realities entails enormous challenges for educators and policy-makers. What do teachers need to know in order to teach effectively in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts? How long does it take second language learners to acquire proficiency in the language of school instruction? What are the differences between attaining conversational fluency in everyday contexts and developing proficiency in the language registers required for academic success? What adjustments do we need to make in curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure that second-language learners understand what is being taught and are assessed in a fair and equitable manner? How long do we need to wait before including second-language learners in high-stakes national examinations and assessments? What role (if any) should be accorded students’ first language in the curriculum? Do bilingual education programs work well for poor children from minority-language backgrounds or should they be reserved only for middle-class children from the majority or dominant group? In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society.



The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education

The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education Author Wayne E. Wright
ISBN-10 9781118533444
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 688
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The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education presents the first comprehensive international reference work of the latest policies, practices, and theories related to the dynamic interdisciplinary field of bilingual and multilingual education. Represents the first comprehensive reference work that covers bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural educational policies and practices around the world Features contributions from 78 established and emerging international scholars Offers extensive coverage in sixteen chapters of language and education issues in specific and diverse regional/geographic contexts, including South Africa, Mexico, Latvia, Cambodia, Japan, and Texas Covers pedagogical issues such as language assessment as well as offering evolving perspectives on the needs of specific learner populations, such as ELLs, learners with language impairments, and bilingual education outside of the classroom



The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States

The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States Author Prof. Terrence G. Wiley
ISBN-10 1847693806
Release 2009-10-28
Pages 296
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The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States draws from quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to inform educational policy and practice. It is based on cutting-edge research and policy analyses from a number of well-known experts on immigrant language minority education in the USA. The collection includes contributions on the acquisition of English, language shift, the maintenance of heritage languages, prospects for long-term educational achievement, how family background, economic status, and gender and identity influence academic adjustment and achievement, challenges for appropriate language testing and placement, and examples of advocacy action research. It concludes with a thoughtful commentary aimed at broadening our understanding of the need to provide quality immigrant language minority education within the context of globalization. This collection will be of value to students and researchers interested in promoting educational equity and achievement for immigrant language minority students.



Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education Author Jim Cummins
ISBN-10 0792349326
Release 1999-05-31
Pages 336
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This volume provides a comprehensive account of the implementation of bilingual education programs in countries throughout the world. Bilingual programs have been implemented to achieve a variety of educational and social goals in different contexts. Some programs are intended to support the maintenance of national minority languages or to revitalize languages whose long-term survival is threatened; others aim to help recent immigrants succeed academically while making the transition to instruction taught primarily through the majority language of the society. In addition, bilingual programs have been used to teach additional languages to students from the majority or dominant language group. Similar theoretical principles underlie the development of bilingual conversational and academic skills in all these diverse contexts. For academics, graduate students, and policy-makers, this volume clearly outlines the social and educational goals that can be achieved through bilingual education. It also highlights the need to take account of the complex political context of inter-group relationships within which bilingual programs are inevitably embedded.