Educational Linguistics

Minority Languages and Multilingual Education

Bridging the Local and the Global

Editors: Gorter, Durk, Zenotz, Victoria, Cenoz, Jasone (Eds.)

  • Minority languages are related to other languages for the broadest possible scope
  • Articles focus on previously understudied groups and their educational situation: Palestinians in Israel, Ethiopia, Mexican indigenous multilingualism
  • Teaching minority languages is presented in its relation to the use of new technologies
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​This book presents research on the situation minority language schoolchildren face when they need to learn languages of international communication, in particular English. The book takes minority languages as a starting point and it bridges local and global perspectives in the analysis of multilingual education contexts. It examines the interaction of minority languages and cultures, majority languages and lingua franca-s in a variety of settings across different regions and countries on all continents. Even though all chapters in this book involve minority languages, the issues discussed are relevant to any context in which more than language is used in education. The book reveals challenges and opportunities of multilingual education by discussing issues such as Northern and Southern concepts, language education policies, language diversity, interethnic understanding, multimodal language practices, power, conflict, identity and prestige, among many others. “This is the volume that finally accounts for multilingual education from a truly multilingual perspective by involving proposals and research from a variety of multilingual speech communities in the world. The (linguistically) rich Ethiopia and Mexico can teach the poor Europe and other Northern countries about multilingual education. CLIL promoters may learn from Finnish Sámi and Canadian Innu and Mi’gmaq indigenous communities as well as from Basque results. Speakers and teachers of minority and international languages will certainly be glad to hear the news. There is no need for a monolingual bias or tunnel vision in acquiring English in non-English speaking communities. This volume includes new challenging pedagogical perspectives while pointing to interesting conclusions for worldwide educational authorities”. Maria Pilar Safont Jordà, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Minority Language Education Facing Major Local and Global Challenges

    Gorter, Durk (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Adopting a Multilingual Habitus: What North and South Can Learn from Each Other About the Essential Role of Non-dominant Languages in Education

    Benson, Carol

    Pages 11-28

  • Models for Trilingual Education in the People’s Republic of China

    Adamson, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • Margins, Diversity and Achievement: System-Wide Data and Implementation of Multilingual Education in Ethiopia

    Heugh, Kathleen

    Pages 45-63

  • A New Model of Bilingualism for Singapore: Multilingualism in the Twenty-First Century

    Catherine, Chua Siew Kheng

    Pages 65-84

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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7998-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Minority Languages and Multilingual Education
Book Subtitle
Bridging the Local and the Global
Editors
  • Durk Gorter
  • Victoria Zenotz
  • Jasone Cenoz
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7317-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7317-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7316-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7998-2
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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