Power, prestige, and bilingualism: international perspectives on elite bilingual education

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Multilingual Matters, 2002 - Education - 325 pages
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This book describes a particular type of educational provision referred to as elite or prestigious bilingual education, which caters mainly for upwardly mobile, highly educated, higher socio-economic status learners of two or more internationally useful languages. The development of different types of elite bilingual or multilingual educational provision is discussed and an argument is made for the need to study bilingual education in majority as well as in minority contexts.

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General Perspectives and Issues
Definitions and Distinctions
Elite Bilingualism as a Sociocultural Phenomenon

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