Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City

September 7, 2012|
Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City by Ofelia Garcia
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This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing a rich variety of case studies which highlight the importance of the ethnolinguistic community in bilingual education, this collection examines the various structures that these communities use to educate their children as bilingual Americans. In doing so, it highlights the efforts and activism of these communities and what bilingual community education really means in today's globalized world. The volume offers new understandings of heritage language education, bilingual education, and speech communities for bilingual Americans in the 21st century.
Ofelia García is Professor in the PhD programs of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Among her most recent books are: Bilingual Education in the 21st Century; Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, Vols. I & II; Educating Emergen...
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Title:Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 8.35 X 5.75 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.35 X 5.75 X 0.74 in
Published:September 7, 2012
Publisher:Multilingual Matters
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781847697998

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