Bilingual Education in the 21st Century

A Global Perspective

Author: Ofelia García

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh view of the subject for school administrators and policy makers. Provides an overview of bilingual education theories and practices throughout the world Extends traditional conceptions of bilingualism and bilingual education to include global and local concerns in the 21st century Questions assumptions regarding language, bilingualism and bilingual education, and proposes a new theoretical framework and alternative views of teaching and assessment practices Reviews international bilingual education policies, with separate chapters dedicated to US and EU language policy in education Gives reasons why bilingual education is good for all children throughout the world, and presents cases of how this is being carried out

Bilingual Education and Language Policy in the Global South

Author: Jo Arthur Shoba,Feliciano Chimbutane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135068852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This volume considers a range of ways in which bilingual programs can make a contribution to aspects of human and economic development in the global South. The authors examine the consequences of different policies, programs, and pedagogies for learners and local communities through recent ethnographic research on these topics. The revitalization of minority languages and local cultural practices, management of linguistic and cultural diversity, and promotion of equal opportunities (both social and economic) are all explored in this light.

Advances in the Study of Bilingualism

Author: Dr. Enlli Môn Thomas,Ineke Mennen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 178309172X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book provides a contemporary approach to the study of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from leading experts in the field, this book brings together - in a single volume - a selection of the exciting work conducted as part of the programme of the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice at Bangor University, Wales. Each chapter has as its main focus an exploration of the relationship between the two languages of a bilingual. Section by section, the authors draw on current findings and methodologies to explore the ways in which their research can address this question from a number of different perspectives.

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education

Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Dr. Jean Conteh,Gabriela Meier

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092254

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual and multilingual education as well as foreign and second language education. The chapters integrate theory and practice, bringing together researchers and practitioners from five continents to illustrate the effects of the multilingual turn in society and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing multilingual curricula and activities in a variety of classrooms. Based on the examples featured, the editors invite students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers to reflect on their own work and to evaluate the relevance and applicability of the multilingual turn in their own contexts.

Multilingual Universities in South Africa

Reflecting Society in Higher Education

Author: Dr. Liesel Hibbert,Christa van der Walt

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Focusing on the use of African languages in higher education, this book showcases South African higher education practitioners’ attempts to promote a multilingual ethos in their classes. It is a first-time overview of multilingual teaching and learning strategies that have been tried and tested in a number of higher education institutions in South Africa. Despite language-in-education policies that extol the virtues of multilingualism, practice remains oriented towards English-only learning and teaching. In the multilingual contexts of local campuses, this book shows how students and lecturers attempt to understand their multiple identities and use the available languages to create multilingual learning environments.

Equity and Excellence in Education

Towards Maximal Learning Opportunities for All Students

Author: Kris Van den Branden,Piet Van Avermaet,Mieke Van Houtte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136835598

Category: Education

Page: 298

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Throughout the world, equity and excellence in education is a major issue of concern. International comparative studies such as those carried out by OECD (PISA) have launched a worldwide debate on the effectiveness of educational systems (macro level), schools (meso level) and teachers (micro level) in terms of enhancing equity and excellence. Inspired by the OECD research and spurred by national policy-making, quantitative and qualitative research studies have recently been conducted in different parts of the globe aiming to provide deeper insight into the crucial variables that have an impact on equity, excellence or both. Among the variables that have been identified as crucial in this respect are the pupils' gender and their socio-economic and linguistic background, teachers' expectations, cognitions and pedagogical approach in the classroom, parental support, financial aspects, educational policies (e.g. priority policies, multilingual policies, early start policies), and variables related to the structure of the educational structure and system (e.g. compulsory school age, comprehensive systems, support structures, system variables enhancing spread of learners). This volume aims to compile a rich collection of research-based contributions, providing a state-of-the-art resource on what we know about this topic today.

Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times

Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights

Author: Lesley Bartlett,Ofelia García

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826517641

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times documents the unusually successful efforts of one New York City high school to educate Dominican immigrant youth, at a time when Latino immigrants constitute a growing and vulnerable population in the nation's secondary schools. Based on four and a half years of qualitative research, the book examines the schooling of teens in the Dominican Republic, the social and linguistic challenges the immigrant teens face in Washington Heights, and how Gregorio Luperon High School works with the community to respond to those challenges. The staff at Luperon see their students as emergent bilinguals and adhere to a culturally and linguistically additive approach. After offering a history of the school's formation, the authors detail the ways in which federal No Child Left Behind policies, New York State accountability measures, and New York City's educational reforms under Mayor Bloomberg have complicated the school's efforts. The book then describes the dynamic bilingual pedagogical approach adopted within the school to help students develop academic Spanish and English. Focusing on the lives of twenty immigrant youth, Bartlett and Garcia also show that, although the school achieves high completion rates, the graduating students nevertheless face difficult postsecondary educational and work environments that too often consign them to the ranks of the working poor.

Unlocking Speaking and Listening

Author: Pamela Hodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136625399

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Speaking and listening are key elements of the primary English National Curriculum; they are also fundamental to children’s language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop children’s talk in its own right and also to use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice, yet it is an area in which teachers often have little confidence. Now in a fully revised and updated edition, Unlocking Speaking and Listening aims to address a recognised need by tackling key issues surrounding speaking and listening with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research. The contributors offer creative and practical advice on teaching speaking and listening from the early years through Key Stages 1 and 2, underpinned by theory into the approach. Significant, interrelated and areas covered include: Drama and storytelling Working with EAL children Gifted and talented pupils Special educational needs Using ICT. With contributions from experts in the field, this book is a vital resource to help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.

Negotiating Language Policies in Schools

Educators as Policymakers

Author: Kate Menken,Ofelia Garcia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135146209

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Educators are at the epicenter of language policy in education. This book explores how they interpret, negotiate, resist, and (re)create language policies in classrooms. Bridging the divide between policy and practice by analyzing their interconnectedness, it examines the negotiation of language education policies in schools around the world, focusing on educators’ central role in this complex and dynamic process. Each chapter shares findings from research conducted in specific school districts, schools, or classrooms around the world and then details how educators negotiate policy in these local contexts. Discussion questions are included in each chapter. A highlighted section provides practical suggestions and guiding principles for teachers who are negotiating language policies in their own schools.

Educating Emergent Bilinguals

Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Language Learners

Author: Ofelia García,Jo Anne Kleifgen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807751138

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This comprehensive and insightful book shows how present educational policies and practices to educate language minority students in the United States ignore an essential characteristictheir emergent bilingualism. Expanding on a popular report supported by the Campaign for Educational Equity (Teachers College), this accessible guide compiles the most up-to-date research findings to demonstrate how ignoring childrens bilingualism perpetuates inequities in their schooling. What makes this book truly useful is that it offers a thorough description of alternative practices that would transform our schools and students futures, such as building on students home languages and literacy practices in schools, curricular and pedagogical innovations, new approaches to parent and community engagement, and adoptive assessment tools.

Gegenwärtige Sprachkontakte im Kontext der Migration

Author: Stefaniya Ptashnyk,Ronny Beckert,Patrick Wolf-Farré,Matthias Wolny

Publisher: Universitatsverlag Winter

ISBN: 9783825365516

Category:

Page: 344

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Der vorliegende Band beschaftigt sich mit methodologischen und terminologischen Problemen der gesellschaftlichen Mehrsprachigkeit sowie ihrer Auswirkung (Sprachvariation, Sprachwandel, Sprachkonflikt). Die einzelnen Artikel greifen immer wichtiger werdende Entwicklungen mehrsprachigen Zusammenlebens und Handelns auf. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit gilt den Auswirkungen von migrationsbedingten Sprachkontakten. Der Band liefert sowohl moderne theoretische Ansatze, als auch Fallstudien aus dem In- und Ausland, die zur Diskussion des Themas Mehrsprachigkeit in Europa, vor allem in urbanen Raumen, beitragen. Durch die geographische Breite der Beitrage entsteht ein Panorama, das Vergleiche zulasst und zum Verstandnis der sprachlichen und kulturellen Wechselwirkungen beitragt, die durch Migration entstehen. Die Beitrage zeigen auf, dass zwei- oder mehrsprachige Gemeinschaften keine Gefahr fur die aufnehmende Kultur sind, sondern - im Gegenteil - als Bereicherung begriffen werden konnen.

International Perspectives on Teaching English to Young Learners

Author: S. Rich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137023236

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This volume comprises 11 research-led accounts from Teaching English to Young Learner (TEYL) educators working in a range of diverse settings worldwide. The innovative practical and theoretical perspectives offer some important insights into effective TEYL pedagogy for the 21st century.

Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship

Rights, Access, Pedagogies

Author: Prof. Vaidehi Ramanathan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783090219

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This volume explores the concept of 'citizenship', and argues that it should be understood both as a process of becoming and the ability to participate fully, rather than as a status that can be inherited, acquired, or achieved. From a courtroom in Bulawayo to a nursery in Birmingham, the authors use local contexts to foreground how the vulnerable, particularly those from minority language backgrounds, continue to be excluded, whilst offering a powerful demonstration of the potential for change offered by individual agency, resistance and struggle. In addressing questions such as 'under what local conditions does "dis-citizenship" happen?'; 'what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?' and 'what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participating'? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.

Linguistically Appropriate Practice

A Guide for Working with Young Immigrant Children

Author: Roma Chumak-Horbatsch

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442603828

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This path-breaking book provides a convincing argument for the importance of children's home languages and the benefits of dual- and multi-language learning. A new classroom practice known as Linguistically Appropriate Practice (LAP) offers guidance for those working with young children who arrive in childcare centres and schools with little or no proficiency in the classroom language. Linguistically Appropriate Practice details over fifty classroom activities that can be adapted to match both the developmental level of the children and the classroom curriculum. Intended for childcare staff, health care providers, settlement workers, speech and language pathologists, kindergarten and primary grade teachers, family resource workers, and literacy specialists, this book is an essential resource for preparing young children for the complex communication and literacy demands of the twenty-first century.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Michael Byram,Adelheid Hu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136235531

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces

Author: Johann W. Unger,Michal Krzyzanowski,Ruth Wodak

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441144846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Multilingual encounters have been commonplace in many types of institutions, and have become an essential part of supranational institutions such as the EU since their inception. This volume explores and discusses different ways of researching the discursive dimension of these encounters, and critically examines their relevance to policy, politics and society as a whole. This includes institutions at the local, regional and supranational level. Multilingualism in institutions is currently often seen as an obstacle rather than an opportunity, at least with respect to European public and private spheres. The volume asks: - exactly how is multilingualism conceptualized and talked about in different institutions? - how do different institutions 'deal' with multilingualism, both internally and externally? - what are the policy making rules and challenges for the future for various institutions with respect to multilingualism?

Language Policy Processes and Consequences

Arizona Case Studies

Author: Dr. Sarah C. K. Moore

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This book traces the recent socio-historical trajectory of educational language policy in Arizona, the state with the most restrictive English-only implementation in the US. Chapters, each representing a case study of policy-making in the state, include: • an overview and background of the English-only movement, the genesis of Structured English Immersion (SEI), and current status of language policy in Arizona; • an in-depth review of the Flores case presented by its lead lawyer; • a look at early Proposition 203 implementation in the context of broader educational ‘reform’ efforts; • examples of how early state-wide mandates impacted teacher professional development; • a presentation of how new university-level teacher preparation curricula misaligns with commonly-held beliefs about what teachers of language minority students should know and understand; • an exploration of principals’ concerns about enforcing top-down policies for SEI implementation; • an investigation of what SEI policy looks like in today’s classrooms and whether it constitutes equity; • and finally, a discussion of what the various cases mean for the education of English learners in the state.

Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy

Author: Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441163530

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.

U.S. Latinos and Education Policy

Research-Based Directions for Change

Author: Pedro R. Portes,Spencer Salas,Patricia Baquedano-López,Paula J. Mellom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317751698

Category: Education

Page: 252

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With the American dream progressively elusive for and exclusive of Latinos, there is an urgent need for empirically and conceptually based macro-level policy solutions for Latino education. Going beyond just exposing educational inequalities, this volume provides intelligent and pragmatic research-based policy directions and tools for change for U.S. Latino Education and other multicultural contexts. U.S. Latinos and Education Policy is organized round three themes: education as both product and process of social and historical events and practices; the experiences of young immigrants in schools in both U.S. and international settings and policy approaches to address their needs; and situated perspectives on learning among immigrant students across school, home, and community. With contributions from leading scholars, including Luis Moll, Eugene E. Garcia, Richard P. Durán, Sonia Nieto , Angela Valenzuela, Alejandro Portes and Barbara Flores, this volume enhances existing discussions by showcasing how researchers working both within and in collaboration with Latino communities have employed multiple analytic frameworks; illustrating how current scholarship and culturally oriented theory can serve equity-oriented practice; and, focusing attention on ethnicity in context and in relation to the interaction of developmental and cultural factors. The theoretical and methodological perspectives integrate praxis research from multiple disciplines and apply this research directly to policy.