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Multilingual Education

Preschool Bilingual Education

Agency in Interactions Between Children, Teachers, and Parents

Editors: Schwartz, Mila (Ed.)

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  • A much needed resource on preschool bilingual education combining the experiences of teachers, parents, and children
  • Focuses on developed nations, where main topics are minority and immigrants’ language maintenance supported by bilingual preschool education
  • Highlights successful projects, programmes and language practices in preschool bilingual education 
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This volume provides an up-to-date collection of key aspects related to current preschool bilingual education research from a socio-linguistic perspective. The focus is on preschool bilingual education in multilingual Europe, which is characterized by diverse language models and children's linguistic backgrounds. The book explores the contemporary perspectives on early bilingual education in light of the threefold theoretical framework of child's, teachers', and parents' agencies in interaction in preschool bilingual education. Five significant theoretical concepts are promoted in this volume: the ecology of language learning, an educational partnership for bilingualism, a notion of agency in early language development and education, language-conducive contexts, and language-conducive strategies. The volume examines preschool bilingual education as embedded in specific socio-cultural contexts on the one hand and highlights its universal features on the other. The book is a fundamental read for scholars and students of second language teaching, preschool education, and bilingual education in multilingual and multicultural societies.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Preschool Bilingual Education: Agency in Interactions between Children, Teachers, and Parents

    Pages 1-24

    Schwartz, Mila

  • Separating the Languages in a Bilingual Preschool: To Do or Not to Do?

    Pages 27-56

    Prošić-Santovac, Danijela (et al.)

  • To Mix Languages or Not? Preschool Bilingual Education in Malta

    Pages 57-98

    Mifsud, Charles L. (et al.)

  • Whose Challenge Is It? Learners and Teachers of English in Hungarian Preschool Contexts

    Pages 99-131

    Lugossy, Réka

  • Longing for Quality: Experiences of Finnish-Russian Bilingual Kindergarten in Finland

    Pages 135-162

    Protassova, Ekaterina

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77228-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77227-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08404-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preschool Bilingual Education
Book Subtitle
Agency in Interactions Between Children, Teachers, and Parents
Editors
  • Mila Schwartz
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77228-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77228-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77227-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08404-2
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 365
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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