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9781847698001

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City

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    9781847698001

  • ISBN10:

    184769800X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-09-07
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Summary

This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing a rich variety of case studies, this volume demonstrates how these groups? efforts go beyond what has been called ?heritage language education? to focus on the construction of bilingual American diasporic communities.

Author Biography

Ofelia García is Professor in the PhD programs of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Among her most recent books are: Bilingual Education in the 21st Century; Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, Vols. I & II; Educating Emergent Bilinguals; and Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times.Zeena Zakharia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership in Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her recent publications consider the interplay of language policy, collective identity, and human security in schools, during and after violent political conflict. These interests stem from over a decade of educational leadership in war-affected bilingual contexts.Bahar Otcu is Assistant Professor at Mercy College, New York. Her research interests include bilingual education, applied linguistics, language policies and ideologies, discourse analysis, and pragmatics. Her recent publications include a co-authored book chapter titled Developmental Patterns in Internal Modification Use in Requests and an article titled Heritage Language Maintenance and Cultural Identity Formation.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Organization, Content and Purpose of the Book: Ofelia García, Zeena Zakharia and Bahar Otcu

PART I: CONCEPTUALIZING BILINGUAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Ofelia García, Zeena Zakharia and Bahar Otcu: Bilingual Community Education: Beyond Heritage Language Education and Bilingual Education in New York

PART II: COMMUNITIES EDUCATE THEIR OWN BILINGUAL CHILDREN
Community Organizations: Dynamic Bilingualism in Community Education
Carmina Makar: Building Communities through Bilingual Education: The Case of Asociación Tepeyac de New York
Ruhma Choudhury: Raising Bilingual and Bicultural Bangladeshi-American Children in NYC: Perspectives from Educators in a Bengali Community Program
Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Anup P. Mahajan: Salaam! Namaste!: Indian and Pakistani Community-Based Efforts towards Mother-Tongue Maintenance Supplementary Bilingual Community Schools: Innovations and Challenges
Jeehyae Chung: Hidden Efforts, Visible Challenges: Promoting Bilingualism in Korean-America
Naomi Kano: Japanese Community Schools: New Pedagogy for a Changing Population
Bahar Otcu: Turkishness in New York: Languages, Ideologies, and Identities in a Community-Based School
Maria Hantzopoulos: Going to Greek School: The Politics of Religion, Identity and Culture in Community-Based Greek Language Schools Informal Community Education: Alternative Pathways to Bilingualism
Busi Makoni: Community-Based Initiatives and Sub-Saharan African Languages in the Big Apple
Roozbeh Shirazi and Maryam Borjian: Persian Bilingual Community Education among Iranian-Americans in New York City Bilingual Community Day Schools: Changes and Continuities
Zeena Zakharia and Laura Menchaca Bishop: Towards Positive Peace through Bilingual Community Education: Language Efforts of Arabic-Speaking Communities in New York
Sharon Avni and Kate Menken: Educating for Jewishness: The Teaching and Learning of Hebrew in Day School Education
Rakhmiel Peltz and Hannah Kliger: Becoming Yiddish Speakers in New York: Burgeoning Communities of Bilingual Children

PART III: COMMUNITY-PUBLIC SCHOOL ALLIANCES FOR BILINGUALISM
Laura Ascenzi-Moreno and Nelson Flores: A Case Study of Bilingual Policy and Practices at the Cypress Hills Community School
Jane F. Ross and Fabrice Jaumont: Building Bilingual Communities: New York's French Bilingual Revolution
Isabelle Barrière and Marie-Michelle Monéreau-Merry: Trilingualism of the Haitian Diaspora in NYC: Current and Future Challenges
Tatyana Kleyn and Beth Vayshenker: Russian Bilingual Education across Public, Private and Community Spheres
Wen-Tsui Pat Lo: Mandarin-English Bilingual Education in New York City: A Case Study of Supplementary Education in the Chinese Community

PART IV: BILINGUAL RESOURCES FOR A GLOBAL FUTURE: RECOMMENDATIONS
Maureen T. Matarese: Beyond Community: Networks of Bilingual Community Support for Languages other than English in NYC
Ofelia García: American Multilingualism for a Global Future: Recommendations for Parents, Educators and Policy-makers

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