Social Justice Through Multilingual Education

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Although the principles for enabling children to become fully proficient multilinguals through schooling are well known, most Indigenous and minority children are not provided with multilingual education, which would enable them to succeed both in school and in society. In this important book, experts from around the world show how multilingual education can be provided, and what it can achieve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847691897
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 835,031
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

Foreword by the editors

1 Multilingual education - A Bridge Too Far? A. Mohanty

Part 2 Multilingual Education: Approaches and Constraints

2 Fundamental psychological and sociological principles underlying educational success for linguistic minority students J. Cummins

3 MLE for global justice T. Skutnabb-Kangas

4 Designing effective schooling in multilingual contexts C. Benson

Part 3 Global and Local Tensions and Promises in MLE

5 The tension between linguistic diversity and dominant English R. Phillipson

6 Literacy and bi/multilingual education in Africa K. Heugh

7 Empowering Indigenous languages T. McCarty

8 Education, multilingualism and translanguaging in the 21st century O. Garcia

9 Privileging Indigenous Knowledges D. Hough R.B. Thapa Magar A. Yonjan-Tamang I. Nurmela

10 The caste system approach to multilingualism in Canada S.K. Taylor

Part 4 MLE in Theory and Practice - Diversity in Indigenous /Tribal Experience

11 The contribution of postcolonial theory to intercultural bilingual education in Per? S. Jacobsen Perez

12 Reversing language shift through a Native language immersion teacher training program in Canada A. Bear Nicholas

13 The ethnic revival, language and education of the S?mi, an Indigenous people, in three Nordic countries U. Aikio-Puoskari

14 Hundreds of home languages in the country and many in most classrooms D. Jhingran

15 Overcoming the language barrier for tribal children A. Mohanty M. Kumar Mishra N. Upender Reddy G. Ramesh

Part 5 Analysing Prospects for MLE to Increase Social Justice

16 Language matters, so does culture: beyond the rhetoric of culture in multilingual education M. Panda A. Mohanty

17 MLE concepts, goals, needs and expense T. Skutnabb-Kangas R. Phillipson M. Panda A. Mohanty

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