Beyond bilingualism: multilingualism and multilingual education

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Multilingual Matters Ltd., 1998 - Education - 269 pages
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Colonialism, contemporary patterns of communication worldwide, the revival of minority languages and immigration have all increased the prevalence of individual multilingualism and multilingual education share certain characteristics will bilingualilsm and bilingual education, they present unique characteristics and promoting them presents unique challenges that have seldom been addressed. The chapters in the edited book provide theoretical, empirical and practical bases for planning and implementing multilingual-education programs that prepare students for a multilingual world. The authors address issues related to multilingual acquisition, the use of content insturction in multiple languages to promote multilingual acquisition, teacher education, and the role of culture in multilingual schools. In addition, case studies of multilingual schools from around the world illustrate not only the achievements of multilingual education but also the challenges it poses. This book should interest researchers working on bilingualism and multilingualism, teacher educators and teachers who work or plan to work in bi-multilingual programs and language policy makers.

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Contents

A Global Perspective on Multilingualism and Multilingual
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Psycholinguistic Perspectives on Multilingualism
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Curriculum Decisionmaking in Contentbased Language
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About the author (1998)

Jasone Cenoz is professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country. Her research focuses on bilingualism and multilingualism in educational settings. She is the editor (in collaboration with Ulrike Jessner) of aThe International Journal of Multilingualisma and aAila Reviewa. She is publications coordinator of AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics) and she is the vice-president of IAM (International Association of Multilingualism). She has published widely on bilingualism and multilingualism and her most recent volume is aTowards Multilingual Education: Basque Educational Research in International Perspectivea which will be published by Multilingual Matters.

Fred Genesee, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.