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Social Justice Through Multilingual Education
     

Social Justice Through Multilingual Education

by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson, Ajit K. Mohanty, Minati Panda
 

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ISBN-10: 1847691897

ISBN-13: 9781847691897

Pub. Date: 07/15/2009

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

The principles for enabling children to become fully proficient multilinguals through schooling are well known. Even so, most indigenous/tribal, minority and marginalised children are not provided with appropriate mother-tongue-based multilingual education (MLE) that would enable them to succeed in school and society. In this book experts from around the world ask why

Overview

The principles for enabling children to become fully proficient multilinguals through schooling are well known. Even so, most indigenous/tribal, minority and marginalised children are not provided with appropriate mother-tongue-based multilingual education (MLE) that would enable them to succeed in school and society. In this book experts from around the world ask why this is, and show how it can be done. The book discusses general principles and challenges in depth and presents case studies from Canada and the USA, northern Europe, Peru, Africa, India, Nepal and elsewhere in Asia. Analysis by leading scholars in the field shows the importance of building on local experience. Sharing local solutions globally can lead to better theory, and to action for more social justice and equality through education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847691897
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
07/15/2009
Series:
Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights Series , #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION Foreword by the editors1. Multilingual education – A Bridge Too Far? - Ajit MohantyPART 2: MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION: APPROACHES AND CONSTRAINTS2. Fundamental psychological and sociological principles underlying educational success for linguistic minority students - Jim Cummins3. MLE for global justice: Issues, approaches, opportunities - Tove Skutnabb-Kangas4. Designing effective schooling in multilingual contexts: The strengths and limitations of bilingual ‘models’ - Carol BensonPART 3: GLOBAL AND LOCAL TENSIONS AND PROMISES IN MLE5. The tension between linguistic diversity and dominant English - Robert Phillipson6. Literacy and bi/multilingual education in Africa: recovering collective memory and knowledge - Kathleen Heugh7. Empowering Indigenous languages — What can be learned from Native American experiences? - Teresa McCarty8. Education, multilingualism and translanguaging in the 21st century - Ofelia Garcia9. Privileging Indigenous Knowledges: Empowering MLE in Nepal - David Hough, Ram Bahadur Thapa Magar, Amrit Yonjan-Tamang and Iina Nurmela10. The caste system approach to multilingualism in Canada: Linguistic and cultural minority children in French immersion - Shelley K. TaylorPART 4: MLE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE – DIVERSITY IN INDIGENOUS /TRIBAL EXPERIENCE11. The contribution of postcolonial theory to intercultural bilingual education in Perú: an Indigenous teacher training programme - Susanne Jacobsen Perez12. Reversing language shift through a Native language immersion teacher training program in Canada - Andrea Bear Nicholas13. The ethnic revival, language and education of the Sámi, an Indigenous people, in three Nordic countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden) - Ulla Aikio-Puoskari14. Hundreds of home languages in the country and many in most classrooms - coping with diversity in primary education in India - Dhir Jhingran15. Overcoming the language barrier for tribal children: MLE in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India - Ajit Mohanty, Mahendra Kumar Mishra, N. Upender Reddy and Gumidyal RameshPART 5: ANALYSING PROSPECTS FOR MLE TO INCREASE SOCIAL JUSTICE16. Language matters, so does culture: beyond the rhetoric of culture in multilingual education - Minati Panda and Ajit Mohanty17. MLE concepts, goals, needs and expense: English for all or achieving justice? - Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson, Minati Panda, Ajit MohantyAbout the authorsReferencesSubject indexPerson index

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