An Introductory Reader to the Writings of Jim Cummins

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Jim Cummins, Colin Baker, Nancy H. Hornberger
Multilingual Matters, 2001 - Literary Collections - 360 pages
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The contribution of Jim Cummins to bilingualism and bilingual education has been substantial and profound. This reader provides a comprehensive compilation of his most important and influential texts. The book also provides a detailed biographical introduction and a commentary on the growth of ideas over three decades.
 

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Contents

The 1970s
17
The Irish Experience
56
Linguistic Interdependence and the Educational Development
63
Research Findings from French Immersion Programs
96
The 1980s
107
Tests Achievement and Bilingual Students
139
Learning Difficulties in Immersion Programmes
148
A Framework for Intervention
175
An Analysis
215
The Role and Use of Educational Theory in Formulating
240
The 1990s
249
Empowerment through Biliteracy
258
Promise and Pitfalls
285
Reframing the Discourse of Diversity
296
A Mainstream Issue?
315
Curriculum Vitae
342

Out of Context
195
The Microcomputer
201

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About the author (2001)

Colin Baker is Emeritus Professor of Education at Bangor University. He has three bilingual children and has given talks for over 20 years to parents and teachers on bilingualism. His many publications on bilingualism include Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, which has been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Latvian, Greek and Mandarin and is now in its 5th edition (2011).

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Recent three-time Fulbright Senior Specialist, to Paraguay, New Zealand, and South Africa respectively, Hornberger teaches, lectures, and advises on multilingualism and education throughout the world and has authored or edited over two dozen books, including most recently Can Schools Save Indigenous Languages? Policy and Practice on Four Continents (Palgrave Macmillan 2008), and the ten-volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Springer 2008).

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