Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

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Multilingual Matters, 1 gen 2006 - 492 pagine
Written as an introductory text from a crossdisciplinary perspective, this book covers individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages.


Contents Introduction
Definitions and Distinctions 1
The Measurement of Bilingualism 20
Planning and Revitalization 42
Languages in Society 67
The Early Development of Bilingualism 95
The Later Development of Bilingualism 119
The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education 259
Effective Schools and Classrooms for Bilingual Students 291
Literacy Biliteracy and Multiliteracies for Bilinguals 319
The Assessment and Special Educational Needs of Bilinguals 346
Deaf People Bilingualism and Bilingual Education 369
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education as a Problem Right and Resource 381
Ideology Identity and Empowerment 398
Bilingualism in the Modern World 421

Bilingualism and Cognition 142
Cognitive Theories of Bilingualism and the Curriculum 166
The United States 187
Types of Bilingual Education 212
Education for Bilingualism and Biliteracy 227
Bibliography 441
Index 480

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Colin Baker is Emeritus Professor at Bangor University, UK. He is the author of research publications, books for parents and an encyclopedia, all on the subject of bilingualism, as well as the 5 previous editions of this textbook. He is the former co-editor of the Bilingual Education and Bilingualism books series for Multilingual Matters.

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