Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education

Author: Ofelia García
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853592668
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Education

A collection of pivotal papers from 1986-1993 on bilingualism and bilingual education, grouped in sections on policy and legislation, implementation of bilingual policy in schools, bilingualism in instruction, and using the bilingualism of the school community. Articles conclude with suggested student activities and discussion questions, encouraging students to take on an advocacy-oriented role. The reader can be used alone or with the publisher's Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children

Author: D. Kimbrough Oller
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853595705
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book sets a high standard for rigor and scientific approach to the study of bilingualism and provides new insights regarding the critical issues of theory and practice, including the interdependence of linguistic knowledge in bilinguals, the role of socioeconomic status, the effect of different language usage patterns in the home, and the role of schooling by single-language immersion as opposed to systematic training in both home and target languages. The rich landscape of outcomes reported in the volume will provide a frame for interpretation and understanding of effects of bilingualism for years to come.

Bilingualism and bilingual education

Author: National Languages Institute of Australia
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111285594
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Education

Covers aspects of bilingual education such as the effect on children's educational performance when learning in two languages, social questions raised by bilingual education and organisational concerns. Includes references.

Bilingual Education for Preschool Children

Author: Lenore Arnberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9173727156
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Bilingualism in children

A review of ERIC literature, descriptions of 20 preschool bilingual education programs around the world, and information obtained that would be useful in Swedish program development and research are presented. A section giving background on bilingual education looks at types of programs, relationships of programs with external factors, assimilation versus cultural pluralism, the Bilingual Education Act of 1968, the English as a second language approach, and the bilingual-bicultural approach. A section describing the 20 programs outlines their characteristics (language group, goals, language distribution, staff, materials, teacher training, parental involvement, evaluation, and evaluation results), language training programs and methods, teacher training, the relationship of bilingual education and the home (programs emphasizing some parental involvement and recommendations made in the literature for parental involvement), and available resources and resource centers. A final review section looks at the importance of considering background factors in program development, methodological and group factors related to language learning, parental involvement, local versus centralized support for teacher training and materials development, and the importance of program evaluation. (MSE)

Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Author: Colin Baker
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853593621
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This encyclopedia is divided into three sections: individual bilingualism; bilingualism in society and bilingual education. It includes many pictures, graphs, maps and diagrams. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography on bilingualism.

Bilingual Children s Language and Literacy Development

Author: Roger Barnard
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853597112
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book contains case studies relating the experience of bilingual children in various settings in New Zealand primary schools. The contexts include a Maori bilingual school, a Samoan bilingual unit, and mainstream classrooms which cater for immigrant and deaf children. Suggestions for educational policy, teacher development and research are made.

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century

Author: Ofelia García
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444359787
Release Date: 2011-09-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847693563
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

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.