Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

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Multilingual Matters, 18 feb 2011 - 504 páginas
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The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels. These include:

• defining who is bilingual and multilingual

• testing language abilities and language use

• languages in communities and minority groups

• endangered languages

• language planning, language revival

• the development of bilingualism in infancy and childhood

• bilingualism in the family

• age and language learning

• adult language learning

• bilinguals' thinking skills

• bilingualism and the brain

• theories of bilingualism

• types of bilingual education

• heritage language education

• evaluations of bilingual education

• minority language literacy

• biliteracy and multiliteracies

• effective teaching and learning methods in bilingual classrooms

• the effectiveness of bilingual education in the United States

• the history of bilingual education in the United States

• language minority underachievement

• bilingual special education

• the assessment of language minority children

• Deaf bilinguals

• the spread of English as a global language

• learning English as a second or third language

• language identity and multiple identities

• the politics surrounding language minorities and bilingual education

• assimilation and pluralism

• bilingualism and employment

• bilingualism and the internet

 

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Índice

Definitions and Distinctions
1
The Measurement of Bilingualism
18
planning and revitalization
40
Languages in Society
65
The Early Development of Bilingualism
92
The Later Development of Bilingualism
115
Bilingualism and Cognition updated by panos Athanasopoulos
138
Cognitive Theories of Bilingualism and the Curriculum
163
The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education
253
Effective Schools and Classrooms for Bilingual Students
282
Literacy Biliteracy and Multiliteracies for Bilinguals
311
The Special Educational Needs Assessment and Testing of Bilinguals
338
Deaf people Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
360
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education as a problem right and resource
373
Ideology Identity and Empowerment
389
Bilingualism in the Modern World
410

The United States updated by Wayne Wright
182
Types of Bilingual Education
206
Education for Bilingualism and Biliteracy
221

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Sobre el autor (2011)

Professor Colin Baker is Pro Vice Chancellor at Bangor University and holds a Personal Chair of the University of Wales. He is the author of a wide range of books with Multilingual Matters, including a companion volume to this book entitled Bilingual Education: an Introductory Reader co-edited with Ofelia García. His research specific interests are in language planning and bilingual education. The previous editions of this book have sold over 70,000 copies with translations into Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Latvian, Georgian, Greek, Vietnamese and Mandarin. He edits/co-edits three Multilingual Matters Book Series and is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.

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