Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: 5th edition [NOOK Book]


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.
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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: 5th edition

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847695086
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Series: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, #79
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 589
  • Sales rank: 378,770
  • File size: 2 MB

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 GarcĂ­a. 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.
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Table of Contents

1 Bilingualism : definitions and distinctions 1
2 The measurement of bilingualism 20
3 Endangered languages : planning and revitalization 42
4 Languages in society 67
5 The early development of bilingualism 95
6 The later development of bilingualism 119
7 Bilingualism and cognition 142
8 Cognitive theories of bilingualism and the curriculum 166
9 Historical introduction to bilingual education : the United States 187
10 Types of bilingual education 212
11 Education for bilingualism and biliteracy 227
12 The effectiveness of bilingual education 259
13 Effective schools and classrooms for bilingual students 291
14 Literacy, biliteracy and multiliteracies for bilinguals 319
15 The assessment and special educational needs of bilinguals 346
16 Deaf people, bilingualism and bilingual education 369
17 Bilingualism and bilingual education as a problem, right and resource 381
18 Bilingualism and bilingual education : ideology, identity and empowerment 398
19 Bilingualism in the modern world 421
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