Bilingual Education

Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 5

Editors: Cummins, Jim, Hornberger, Nancy (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

Jim Cummins has a wealth of experience in second language learning and literacy development research and is Professor at University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada. Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hornberger's areas of specialization include language planning and policy; bilingualism, bilingual education and biliteracy; and the ethnography of communication.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bilingual Education
Book Subtitle
Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 5
Editors
  • Jim Cummins
  • Nancy Hornberger
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-9312-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 372
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