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Education & Language | Bilingual Education - Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 5

Bilingual Education

Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 5

Cummins, Jim, Hornberger, Nancy (Eds.)

2010, XXVIII, 372 p.

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  • Part of Springer's 10-volume series the Encyclopedia of Language and Education
  • Offers a thorough analysis of a range of conceptual issues in bilingual education
  • Discusses research since the 1920s and the conclusions that can be drawn from it
  • Covers illustrative bilingual education programs and policies from around the globe
This volume addresses bilingual education, the use of two (or more) languages of instruction in education. Although bilingual education is available in some form in most countries, it is frequently the subject of political debate, especially where a bilingual program is set up to serve migrant populations. The volume offers •A thorough analysis of a range of conceptual issues in bilingual education •Discussion of research in the field since the 1920s and the conclusions that can be drawn from it •Chapters on illustrative bilingual education programs and policies from around the globe This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Bilingual education - Diversity - Immersion - L1 and L2 literacy - Othering - bilingual - bilingualism - cognitive tasks - education - language - metalinguistic - migrant populations - multilingual

Related subjects » Education & Language - Linguistics - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

General Editor’s Introduction – Nancy H. Hornberger .- Introduction to Volume 5: Bilingual Education, Jim Cummins .- Contributors .- Reviewers .- Section 1: 21st Century Bilingual Education: Advances in Understanding and Emerging Issues .- 1. Key Concepts in Bilingual Education: Ideological, Historical, Epistemological, and Empirical Foundations, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Teresa L. McCarty - 2. Bilingual/Immersion Education: What the Research Tells Us, Stephen May - 3. Bilingual Education and Socio-Political Issues, Joseph Lo Bianco - 4. Conceptualizing Biliteracy within Bilingual Programs, Diana Schwinge - 5. Teaching for Transfer: Challenging the Two Solitudes Assumption in Bilingual Education, Jim Cummins - 6. Identity, Community and Power in Bilingual Education, Rebecca Freeman Field - 7. Multicompetence Approaches to Language Proficiency Development in Multilingual Education, Ulrike Jessner - 8. Modularity in Bilingualism as an Opportunity for Cross-discipline Discussion, Norbert Francis - 9. Language Rights and Bilingual Education, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas - 10. American Sign Language (ASL) Bilingual Bicultural Education, Anita Small and David Mason .- Section 2: Illustrative Bilingual Education Programs and Policies – Africa - 11. Bilingual Education in Africa: An Overview, Margaret Akinyi Obondo – Asia - 12. Multilingual Education in India, Ajit Mohanty - 13. English-Chinese Bilingual Education in China, Liming Yu - 14. Bilingual Education in Singapore, Anne Pakir – 5. Bilingual Education in Central Asia, Stephen Bahry, Sarfaroz Niyozov and Duishon Alievich Shamatov – Europe - 16. Bilingual Education in Spain: Present Realities and Future Challenges, Ángel Huguet, David Lasagabaster and Ignasi Vila - North America - 17. Bilingual Education by and for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, Teresa L. McCarty - 18. Dual Language Education in Canada and the USA, Fred Genesee and Kathryn Lindholm-Leary - Pacific Region and Australasia - 19. Bilingual Education in the South Pacific, Heather Lotherington - 20. Arabic-English Bilingualism in Australia, Ken Cruickshank - South/Central America - 21. Intercultural Bilingual Education Among Indigenous Peoples in Latin America, Luis Enrique López and Inge Sichra - 22. Bilingual Education for Indigenous Communities in Mexico, Rainer Enrique Hamel - 23. Enrichment Bilingual Education in South America, Anne Marie de Mejía .- Subject Index .- Name Index.

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