Bilingual and multilingual education /

In this third, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments, including an entirely new volume of research and scholarly content, essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. In the selection of top...

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Edition:Third edition.
Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
©2017
Description:1 online resource (xxvi, 529 pages)
Language:English
Series:Encyclopedia of language and education, third edition
Springer reference
Encyclopedia of language and education. Third edition.
Springer reference.
Subject:Multilingual education.
Multilingual education.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11271865
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Other authors / contributors:García, Ofelia, editor.
Lin, Angel, 1962- editor.
May, Stephen, 1962- editor.
ISBN:9783319022581
331902258X
9783319022598
3319022598
9783319022574
3319022571
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:In this third, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments, including an entirely new volume of research and scholarly content, essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. In the selection of topics and contributors, the Encyclopedia reflects the depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of interdisciplinary perspective, and diversity of socio-geographic experience in the language and education field. Throughout, there is an inclusion of contributions from non-English speaking and non-western parts of the world, providing truly global coverage. Furthermore, the authors have sought to integrate these voices fully into the whole, rather than as special cases or international perspectives in separate sections. The Encyclopedia is a necessary reference set for every university and college library in the world that serves a faculty or school of education, as well as being highly relevant to the fields of applied and socio-linguistics. The publication of this work charts the further deepening and broadening of the field of language and education since the publication of the first edition of the Encyclopedia in 1997 and the second edition in 2008.
Other form:Print version: Bilingual and multilingual education. Third edition. Cham, Switzerland Springer, 2017 9783319022574
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-02258-1
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The static notion of bilingual education as teaching students a second language divorced from both their first language and subject curriculum is dispelled by leading international scholars in this thoroughly revised edition. They note a major shift in the way that bilingual education is conceived, focusing less on students' language proficiency and more on how students use both languages fluidly in the classroom and in everyday life. A major highlight is the emerging theory of translanguaging, discussed by Garcia and Lin, two of its major scholars. They describe translanguaging as "an approach to bilingualism that is centered not on languages ... but on the practices of bilinguals" as they mix linguistic features assigned to a particular language. Twenty of the 33 chapters are country or area case studies. Geographic coverage differs significantly from the second edition (CH, Jan'09, 46-2433). The European focus has been enlarged and the Middle East is now included. Discussion of indigenous and migrant bilingual education is extensive. "Multilingual" is now included in the title, and various aspects of multilingual education (policy, ideology, identity) are discussed throughout the work, which still predominantly addresses bilingual education. A name index, included in the previous edition, has unfortunately been omitted. The book tackles contentious issues such as bilingualism's perceived threat to nation-state unity and the irresistible rise of English as a prestige second language. Libraries supporting applied and sociolinguistics programs should acquire this edition. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through researchers and faculty. --Charles B. Thurston, University of Texas at San Antonio

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