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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

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 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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