- Series: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism (Book 61)
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Multilingual Matters (January 22, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853599077
- ISBN-13: 978-1853599071
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,105,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bilingual Education: An Introductory Reader (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)
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"Bilingual Education: An Introductory Reader" is a welcome addition to the literature, not only for students and administrators, wishing to get an overall view of the field, but also for instructors looking for stimulating (well-founded) course material and for researchers in need of authoritative sources. Readers are offered a carefully designed guided tour through the intricacies of bilingual education, starting with a ‘balanced, comprehensive and challenging set of articles’ (p.viii). All of which can form the basis for further in-depth reading. These articles fulfil a number of functions, ranging from analysing and summarizing important topics, to challenging existing ideas and beliefs and providing fresh and original thinking. This volume offers a ‘hands-on’ approach to consideration of bilingual education, in its various forms around the world. Its special value lies not only in its interactive format, encouraging readers to investigate the issues themselves, but also in its willingness to tackle issues of linguistic and cultural human rights. Bilingual Education thus amply fulfils its ‘Reader’ function, promoting informed participatory debate on the relevant issues, and readers should find it an extremely useful resource-either as a starting point for research, a reference tool, or as a sound course material for professional development(Andrew Finch, Kyungpook National University (Korea) and University of Bristol Baal News Spring 2009)
About the Author
Dr Ofelia García is professor at Teachers College, Columbia University where she is presently coordinator of the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies and co-director of the Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies. Her publications, in the areas of bilingual education and sociology of language, include Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education. Extending the Foundations, co-edited with Colin Baker.Dr Colin Baker is Professor of Education at the University of Wales, Bangor. He is the author of 12 books and over 50 articles on bilingualism and bilingual education including ‘Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Multilingual Matters, 4th edition, 2006). He is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.