Learning to be Literate Multilingual Perspectives

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-17
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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This textbook introduces students to language in education policy, theory and practice in a multilingual world. Designed to be accessible to students from a wide range of disciplines, it explores multilingualism at the individual and societal level and its impact on literacy learning around the world.

Author Biography

Viv Edwards is Professor of Language in Education at the University of Reading where she is also Director of the National Centre for Language and Literacy. She is editor of the international journal Language and Education and has researched and published widely in the areas of multilingualism and education. Her book on Multilingualism in the English-speaking World received the 2005 British Association for Applied Linguistics book award. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.

Table of Contents

Introduction Christine HTlot and Anne-Marie de Mejfa
The Americas
Teaching Spanish and Spanish in teaching in the U.S.: Integrating bilingual perspectives
Plurilingual Latin America: Indigenous languages, Immigrant languages, foreign languages - towards an integrated policy of language and education
Points of contact or separate paths: a vision of bilingual education in Colombia
Staff profiles in minority and prestigious bilingual education contexts in Argentina
The National Languages Strategy in the UK: Are minority languages still on the margins?
Bilingual education in France: School policies versus home Practices
Languages and language learning in Catalan Schools: From the bilingual to the multilingual challenge
Educating for participation in a bilingual or a multilingual society? Challenging the power balance between English and Irish (Gaelic) and other minority languages in Ireland
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