Continua Of Biliteracy

Continua of Biliteracy PDF
Author: Nancy H. Hornberger
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853596544
Size: 79.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 370
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Biliteracy - the use of two or more languages in and around writing - an increasingly inescapable feature of our lives and schools worldwide, yet one which most educational policy and practice continues blithely to ignore. The continua of biliteracy featured in the present volume offers a comprehensive yet flexible model to guide educators, researchers and policy-makers in designing, carrying out and evaluating educational programmes for the development of bilingual and multilingual learners, each programme adapted to its own specific context, media and contents. The continua model is premised on a view of multilingualism as a resource and on the metaphor of ecology of language.

Multilingual Literacies

Multilingual Literacies PDF
Author: Marilyn Martin-Jones
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027298688
Size: 76.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 396
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The research in this unique collection lies at the interface between the fields of bilingualism and literacy. It deepens our understanding of the significance of reading and writing as social practices and opens up new lines of inquiry for research on multilingualism. The authors incorporate theoretical and methodological insights from both fields and provide detailed accounts of everyday practices of reading and writing in different multilingual settings. The focus is primarily on linguistic minority groups in Britain and on the language and literacy experiences of children and adults in rural and urban communities. Together, the chapters of the volume build up a rich and illuminating picture of specific ways in which literacy is bound up with cultural practices and with different ways of seeing the world. They also address fundamental questions about the relationship between language, literacy and power in multi-ethnic contexts.

Bilingualism And Language Pedagogy

Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy PDF
Author: Janina Brutt-Griffler
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853597558
Size: 31.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 145
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Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy brings an understanding of language as a social practice and bilingualism as the study of bidirectional transitioning to the examination of bilingual settings in the US, Europe, and the developing countries. Focusing both on bilingual linguistic competence and educational politics and practice, the volume provides valuable practical proposals and models for developing sociocultural and linguistic competencies among bilingual practitioners and students.

Educational Linguistics In Practice

Educational Linguistics in Practice PDF
Author: Francis M. Hult
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847694959
Size: 71.42 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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This volume provides a state-of-the-art snapshot of language and education research and demonstrates ways in which local and global processes are intertwined with language learning, use, and policies. Reflecting but also expanding on Nancy Hornberger’s ground-breaking contributions to educational linguistics, this book brings together leading international scholars. Chapters present new research and cutting-edge syntheses addressing current theoretical and methodological issues in researching equity, access, and multilingual education. Organized around three central themes --- bilingual education and bilingualism, the continua of biliteracy, and policy and planning for linguistic diversity in education --- the volume reflects the holistic and dynamic perspective on language (in) education that is the hallmark of educational linguistics as a field.

Biliteracy And Globalization

Biliteracy and Globalization PDF
Author: Viniti Vaish
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847690327
Size: 64.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 126
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This book analyzes how the urban disadvantaged in the city of New Delhi learn English. Using qualitative methods the author discusses the pedagogy, texts and contexts in which biliteracy occurs and links English language teaching and learning in India with the broader social and economic processes of globalization in a developing country. The study is situated in a government school, a site where classrooms have rarely been qualitatively described, and where the Three Language Formula (TLF) is being fundamentally transformed due to increasing demand from the community for earlier access to the linguistic capital of English. Through research conducted in a call centre the author also shows what the requirements of new workplaces are and how government schools are trying to meet this demand.

Foundations Of Bilingual Education And Bilingualism

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism PDF
Author: Colin Baker
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 185359864X
Size: 13.89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 492
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Written as an introductory text from a crossdisciplinary perspective, this book covers individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages.

Multilingual Universities In South Africa

Multilingual Universities in South Africa PDF
Author: Dr. Liesel Hibbert
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783091673
Size: 71.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Focusing on the use of African languages in higher education, this book showcases South African higher education practitioners’ attempts to promote a multilingual ethos in their classes. It is a first-time overview of multilingual teaching and learning strategies that have been tried and tested in a number of higher education institutions in South Africa. Despite language-in-education policies that extol the virtues of multilingualism, practice remains oriented towards English-only learning and teaching. In the multilingual contexts of local campuses, this book shows how students and lecturers attempt to understand their multiple identities and use the available languages to create multilingual learning environments.

Functional Literacy

Functional Literacy PDF
Author: Ludo Th Verhoeven
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027217912
Size: 36.85 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 493
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The purpose of the volume is to open up new perspectives in the study of literacy by bringing together current research findings from linguistics, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The book divides into five parts. The first part deals with theoretical questions related to the definition and the modeling of the construct of functional literacy. The second part goes into the notion of literacy development. Both societal and individual aspects of literacy development are taken into account. In the next two parts the actual achievement of literacy in various regions of the world is dealt with. In part 3 the focus is on attaining literacy in developing societies, and in part 4 on attaining literacy in industrialized societies. In the final part the question is raised how functional literacy can be promoted through education. Starting from a cross-cultural perspective the central issue is how standards of functional literacy can be established throughout the world.

Literacy Across Languages And Cultures

Literacy Across Languages and Cultures PDF
Author: Bernardo M. Ferdman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791418154
Size: 35.19 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 346
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This book examines the linkage between literacy and linguistic diversity, embedding them in their social and cultural contexts. It illustrates that a more complete understanding of literacy among diverse populations and in multicultural societies requires attention to issues of literacy per se as well as to improving an educational process that has relevance beyond members of majority cultures and linguistic groups. The focus of the book is on the social and cultural contexts in which literacy develops and is enacted, with an emphasis on the North American situation. Educators and researchers are discovering that cognitive approaches, while very valuable, are insufficient by themselves to answer important questions about literacy in heterogeneous societies. By considering the implications of family, school, culture, society, and nation for literary processes, the book answers the following questions. In a multi-ethnic context, what does it mean to be literate? What are the processes involved in becoming and being literate in a second language? In what ways is literacy in a second language similar and in what ways is it different from mother-tongue literacy? What factors must be understood to better describe and facilitate literacy acquisition among members of ethnic and linguistic minorities? What are some current approaches that are being used to accomplish this? These are vital questions for researchers and educators in a world that has a large number of immigrants, a variety of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual societies, and an increasing degree of multinational activity. Beyond addressing applied concerns, attending to these questions can provide new insights into basic aspects of literacy.

The Handbook Of Hispanic Sociolinguistics

The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics PDF
Author: Manuel Diaz-Campos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444393439
Size: 52.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 768
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in contemporary Hispanic sociolinguistics. Offers the first authoritative collection exploring research strands in the emerging and fast-moving field of Spanish sociolinguistics Highlights the contributions that Spanish Sociolinguistics has offered to general linguistic theory Brings together a team of the top researchers in the field to present the very latest perspectives and discussions of key issues Covers a wealth of topics including: variationist approaches, Spanish and its importance in the U.S., language planning, and other topics focused on the social aspects of Spanish Includes several varieties of Spanish, reflecting the rich diversity of dialects spoken in the Americas and Spain

Language Power And Pedagogy

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Author: Prof. Jim Cummins
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698441
Size: 74.26 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 345
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Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the exception rather than the rule, particularly in urban areas. This shift in demographic realities entails enormous challenges for educators and policy-makers. What do teachers need to know in order to teach effectively in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts? How long does it take second language learners to acquire proficiency in the language of school instruction? What are the differences between attaining conversational fluency in everyday contexts and developing proficiency in the language registers required for academic success? What adjustments do we need to make in curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure that second-language learners understand what is being taught and are assessed in a fair and equitable manner? How long do we need to wait before including second-language learners in high-stakes national examinations and assessments? What role (if any) should be accorded students’ first language in the curriculum? Do bilingual education programs work well for poor children from minority-language backgrounds or should they be reserved only for middle-class children from the majority or dominant group? In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society.

The Multilingual Turn In Languages Education

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education PDF
Author: Dr. Jean Conteh
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783092254
Size: 48.80 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual and multilingual education as well as foreign and second language education. The chapters integrate theory and practice, bringing together researchers and practitioners from five continents to illustrate the effects of the multilingual turn in society and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing multilingual curricula and activities in a variety of classrooms. Based on the examples featured, the editors invite students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers to reflect on their own work and to evaluate the relevance and applicability of the multilingual turn in their own contexts.

Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education PDF
Author: Ofelia García
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853599077
Size: 60.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 301
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The book contains a comprehensive selection of outstanding and influential articles on bilingual education in the USA and the rest of the world. It is designed for instructors and students, with questions and activities based on each of the 19 readings for students to engage in active learning.

Transforming Learning In Schools And Communities

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities PDF
Author: Bob Lingard
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441165428
Size: 25.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 356
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Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.