Bilingual Education: An Introductory Readerby Ofelia Garcia (Editor), Colin Baker (Editor)
The book is designed as a comprehensive introduction to bilingual education for instructors, researchers and students and a companion to "Foundations of Bilingual Educationa nd Bilingualism". It will fulfil the needs of teacher education and the preparation and professional development of bilingual teachers. Bilingual education at classroom, school and community levels are explored from a contemporary and international perspective.
The readings are divided into four sections:
Section 1: Varieties of Bilingual Education
Section 2: History, Policy and Politics of Bilingual Education
Section 3: Languages and Literacies in Bilingual Education
Section 4: Issues in Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Bilingual Education
Following each of the nineteen readings, there are questions and activities to create an interactive text for instructors and students. Such questions and activities will engage the reader in reflection, deepening understandings and critical appreciation of bilingual education policies, politics and practices.
Meet the Author
Dr Ofelia García is professor at Teachers College, Columbia University where she is presently coordinator of the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies and co-director of the Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies. Her publications, in the areas of bilingual education and sociology of language, include Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education. Extending the Foundations, co-edited with Colin Baker.
Dr Colin Baker is Professor of Education at the University of Wales, Bangor. He is the author of 12 books and over 50 articles on bilingualism and bilingual education including ‘Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Multilingual Matters, 4th edition, 2006). He is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.
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