Bilingual Education: 5

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Jim Cummins, David Corson
Springer Science & Business Media, 1997 - Education, Bilingual - 319 pages
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This volume provides a comprehensive account of the implementation of bilingual education programmes in countries throughout the world. Bilingual programmes have been implemented to achieve a variety of educational and social goals in different contexts. Some programmes are intended to support the maintenance of national minority languages or to revitalize languages whose long-term survival is threatened; others aim to help recent immigrants succeed academically while making the transition to instruction taught primarily through the majority language of the society. In addition, bilingual programmes have been used to teach additional languages to students from the majority or dominant language group. Similar theoretical principles underlie the development of bilingual conversational and academic skills in all these diverse contexts.
  

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Contents

Bilingual Programs Involving Aboriginal Languages in
1
Language Planning
15
Focus on the Learner
23
The Testing of First Language Speaking Skills
29
The Theory and Practice of Argument in Education
31
Linguistic Discrimination in Educational Contexts
33
Survey Methods in Researching Language and Education
35
Testing and Assessment in a Second Language
39
Language Policy and Education in Canada
149
SorbGerman Bilingual Education
151
Bilingual Education in China
157
Linguistic Policy and Education in Francophone Countries
159
The Second Language Assessment of Minority Children
163
French Language Minority Education in Canada
167
Language Policy and Education in South Africa
169
SelfAssessment of Foreign and Second Language
175

Power and TeacherAdministrator Discourse
43
Researching Gender in Language Use
47
Language Attrition
51
Phonological Awareness and Learning to Read
53
Minorities and Education
55
Focus on Writing
59
Focus on the Delivery of Instruction
63
Oral Language Culture and Identity
65
International Law and Education in a Minority Language
67
Language Awareness and Learning Styles
73
The Testing of Speaking in a Second Language
75
Language Policies for Indigenous Peoples
77
Experimental Methods in Researching Language and
79
The Development of Spelling and Punctuation
87
Second Language Acquisition Research Methods
89
TeacherPupil Talk in MultiEthnic Classrooms
95
Bilingual Education in the Basque Country
99
Researching Age in Language Acquisition and Use
101
Critical Oracy and Education for Active Citizenship
105
Writing in Multilingual Classrooms
107
Bilingual Education in Slovenia
109
Methods of Testing and Assessment
111
Bilingual Education in Friesland
117
Bilingual Education in Ireland Scotland and Wales
127
Performance Testing
131
Language Policy and Education in the United States
137
ComputerBased Testing
141
LadinoItalian Bilingual Programs in Italy
143
Bilingual Education in Singapore Malaysia and Indonesia
177
Language and Education in the Indian Subcontinent
179
Bilingual Education in the United States
189
Bilingual Education for Immigrant Students in the
199
Practical and Empirical Issues
201
Australian Bilingual Education
209
Media in Education
211
Bilingual Education for Finnish Minority Students in Sweden
217
Language Policy in Teacher Education
219
The Quantitative and Qualitative Validation of Tests
227
Deaf Bilingual Bicultural Education
231
Immersion Programs in Brunei
243
Bilingual Education in Lebanon
251
Subject Index
253
Generalizability Theory
255
French Immersion Programs in Canada
261
Criterion Referenced Testing
263
TwoWay Bilingual Education Programs in the United States
271
Qualitative Approaches to Test Validation
275
Bilingual Education in Hong Kong
281
Swedish Immersion Programs in Finland
291
Immersion Education in Catalonia
297
Language Testing Standards
303
Subject Index
305
Name Index
313
Tables of Contents Other Volumes
324
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JIM CUMMINS is a professor in the Modern Language Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

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