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The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

by Fabrice Jaumont
The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

by Fabrice Jaumont

Paperback(Edition in English ed.)

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Conceived as a practical, accessible "how to" guide, The Bilingual Revolution is the story of a movement to bring dual language education to public schools told through the eyes of founding parents and educators. These pioneering mothers, fathers, teachers, and principals share the belief that bilingual education can positively transform a child, a school, a community, and even a country.

Although the roots of bilingual education in the United States can be traced back to the 17th century, a new push to embrace heritage languages, produce bilingual global citizens, and create a cultural sense of community is taking the education sector by storm. New York City provides the backdrop for the book, where parents have fought for access to various bilingual public school programs from preschool to high school. Similar programs have developed in hundreds of cities in the United States and around the world.

The Bilingual Revolution tells the story of successes and setbacks of parents and educators through vignettes that yield practical advice. In their diversity, these portraits paint a picture of a viable 21st-century solution to preserve linguistic heritage and to raise a generation of young bilingual, biliterate, multicultural citizens of the world. The book will inspire and engage readers who want to create their own bilingual programs.

Being bilingual can become the new norm and it starts with our youth and our education systems. A bilingual revolution for the common good is already underway.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947626003
Publisher: CALEC
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Bilingual Revolution Series , #1
Edition description: Edition in English ed.
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Nicknamed the "Godfather of Language immersion programs" by the New York Times, Fabrice Jaumont has more than 25 years of experience in international education and the development of multilingual programs. In spearheading what has been dubbed the "Bilingual Revolution" in New York, Jaumont has put his expertise at the service of the French, Italian, Japanese, German, and Russian communities by helping them to develop quality bilingual programs in their local public schools.

Table of Contents



Foreword by Ofelia Garcia: Bilingual Education: Making a U-Turn with Parents and Communities

Introduction: The Call to Action

Chapter 1: The Willpower of Parents: Yes, You Can…

Chapter 2: Changing the Landscape: Brooklyn’s First Japanese Program

Chapter 3: Summoning the Community: Three Attempts for One Italian Program

Chapter 4: Strategic Minds: The Story of the German Dual Language Initiative

Chapter 5: A Tale of Two Boroughs: Russian in Harlem and Brooklyn

Chapter 6: The Domino Effect: Multiplying French Programs

Chapter 7: Overcoming Prejudice: The City’s Arabic Dual Language Programs

Chapter 8: Celebrating Culture:The Polish Community’s Dual Language Program

Chapter 9: Paving the Way: The Pioneers of Spanish Dual Language Education

Chapter 10: High Achievers: High School for Dual Language & Asian Studies

Chapter 11: The Roadmap to Creating Your Own Dual Language Program

Chapter 12: Why Dual Language Education Is Good for Your Child

Chapter 13: Bilingual Education Today: Know Before You Go

Conclusion: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

The Roadmap (abridged)



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