The Care and Education of Young Bilinguals: An Introduction for Professionals

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2000 - Education - 200 pages
This text is a comprehensive Introduction for all professionals working with bilingual children. For speech therapists, doctors, psychologists, counsellors, teachers, special needs personnel, the book addresses important issues at a practical level.
 

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I think Google Books is a great tool to make available material to people (like me) that otherwise would never have access to. I think this book is good, I have three bilingual kids aged 3 - 11, and there are some guidelines that I'll take from the book, specially about being literate in both languages. I'm going to buy the "hard copy" version of this book :) 

Contents

Two Equal Languages? Balanced Bilinguals
5
The Advantages of the Bilingual Child
11
Bilingual Characters The Personality and Social Development
17
The Everyday Use of Language by Bilingual Children
26
In Other Words The Functions and Results of Codeswitching
34
Bilingual Children and Families
37
Childhood Trilingualism
47
Language Minorities
53
The Education of Bilingual Children
82
The Nature and Aims of Bilingual Education
90
Recent Approaches to Bilingual Teaching and Learning
103
Developing Biliterate Children
107
Bilingual Children with Special Needs
120
Bilingual Special Education
136
Immigrants and Refugee Children
150
Cultural Pluralism
163

Diglossia
61
Bilingualism and Creative Thinking
69
Thresholds Theory
75

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Colin Baker es profesor emérito en educación de la Universidad de Bangor. Tiene tres hijos bilingües y ha sido hablado públicamente a padres y maestros sobre el bilingüismo por más de 20 años. Sus numerosas publicaciones sobre bilingüismo incluyen Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism , que ha sido traducido al japonés, español, latvio, griego y mandarín y del cual se publicó la quinta edición en el 2011.

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