Multilingual Education

Critical Perspectives on Language Education

Australia and the Asia Pacific

Editors: Dunworth, Katie, Zhang, Grace (Eds.)

  • Provides a clear theory/practice nexus on multilingual education
  • Based on fresh empirical data from Chinese, English, Japanese, and Tamil
  • Includes contributions from a multicultural and multilingual perspective
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About this book

The studies in this volume investigate how multilingual education involves a critical engagement with questions of identity and culture, and a movement towards new ways of being and belonging. It addresses previously under-explored issues, in particular the integration of theories like ‘thirdness’, and practices of language education and maintenance with relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. The analyses reveal the delicate balance of interests of all stakeholders and offer detailed insights into the reality of multilingual education, with specific examples of Chinese, English, Japanese and Tamil. In a globalised world, effective language education has become increasingly important, and the studies presented here have the potential to inform and advance evidence-based multilingual education through adding important dimensions of theoretical exploration and refreshing empirical resources.

Reviews

“This book, which brings together several perspectives on language education, mostly from Western Australia, consists of eleven chapters. … this volume makes a useful addition to the scholarship about language education. Some of the chapters will be of particular interest to scholars interested in critical education, language contact and language maintenance.” (Achilleas I. Kostoulas, The Linguist List, July, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dunworth, Katie (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Occupying the ‘Third Space’: Perspectives and Experiences of Asian English Language Teachers

    Dobinson, Toni

    Pages 9-27

  • Changing Perspectives of Literacy, Identity and Motivation: Implications for Language Education

    Mercieca, Paul

    Pages 29-48

  • Constructing Meaning from the Unfamiliar: Implications for Critical Intercultural Education

    Zagoria, Ilan

    Pages 49-70

  • Can Teachers Know Learners’ Minds? Teacher Empathy and Learner Body Language in English Language Teaching

    McAlinden, Maggie

    Pages 71-100

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06184-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35769-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Perspectives on Language Education
Book Subtitle
Australia and the Asia Pacific
Editors
  • Katie Dunworth
  • Grace Zhang
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06185-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06185-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06184-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35769-0
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 231
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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