Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: 5th edition

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: 5th edition

4.0 2
by Colin Baker
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.

Overview

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Baker (education, U. of Wales at Bangor) presents a comprehensive textbook on bilingualism at individual, group and national levels which covers major issues and controversies about language minorities and bilingual education. The third edition includes minor changes (updates of references, additions of research findings) plus the addition of new and more thoroughly covered topics. These include changes in bilingual education in the U.S.; Dual Language schools; California and Proposition 227; economic advantages of bilingual education; language loss in the world and endangered languages; the politics of language testing, and more. Written for an international audience, and intended to introduce students to a positive world of bilingualism and bilingual education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847695086
Publisher:
Channel View Publications
Publication date:
02/18/2011
Series:
Bilingual Education & Bilingualism , #79
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
589
Sales rank:
294,486
File size:
2 MB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Professor Colin Baker is Pro Vice Chancellor at Bangor University and holds a Personal Chair of the University of Wales. He is the author of a wide range of books with Multilingual Matters, including a companion volume to this book entitled Bilingual Education: an Introductory Reader co-edited with Ofelia García. His research specific interests are in language planning and bilingual education. The previous editions of this book have sold over 70,000 copies with translations into Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Latvian, Georgian, Greek, Vietnamese and Mandarin. He edits/co-edits three Multilingual Matters Book Series and is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was in excellent condition.