Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City by Ofelia GarciaBilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City by Ofelia Garcia

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

EditorOfelia Garcia, Zeena Zakharia, Bahar Otcu

Paperback | September 7, 2012

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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 Emergent Bi...
Title:Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global CityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.35 × 5.75 × 0.74 inShipping dimensions:8.35 × 5.75 × 0.74 inPublished:September 7, 2012Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847697992

ISBN - 13:9781847697998


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Organization, Content and Purpose of the Book: Ofelia García, Zeena Zakharia and Bahar Otcu PART I: CONCEPTUALIZING BILINGUAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION Ofelia García, Zeena Zakharia and Bahar Otcu: Bilingual Community Education: Beyond Heritage Language Education and Bilingual Education in New York PART II: COMMUNITIES EDUCATE THEIR OWN BILINGUAL CHILDREN Community Organizations: Dynamic Bilingualism in Community Education Carmina Makar: Building Communities through Bilingual Education: The Case of Asociación Tepeyac de New York Ruhma Choudhury: Raising Bilingual and Bicultural Bangladeshi-American Children in NYC: Perspectives from Educators in a Bengali Community Program Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Anup P. Mahajan: Salaam! Namaste!: Indian and Pakistani Community-Based Efforts towards Mother-Tongue Maintenance Supplementary Bilingual Community Schools: Innovations and Challenges Jeehyae Chung: Hidden Efforts, Visible Challenges: Promoting Bilingualism in Korean-America Naomi Kano: Japanese Community Schools: New Pedagogy for a Changing Population Bahar Otcu: Turkishness in New York: Languages, Ideologies, and Identities in a Community-Based School Maria Hantzopoulos: Going to Greek School: The Politics of Religion, Identity and Culture in Community-Based Greek Language Schools Informal Community Education: Alternative Pathways to Bilingualism Busi Makoni: Community-Based Initiatives and Sub-Saharan African Languages in the Big Apple Roozbeh Shirazi and Maryam Borjian: Persian Bilingual Community Education among Iranian-Americans in New York City Bilingual Community Day Schools: Changes and Continuities Zeena Zakharia and Laura Menchaca Bishop: Towards Positive Peace through Bilingual Community Education: Language Efforts of Arabic-Speaking Communities in New York Sharon Avni and Kate Menken: Educating for Jewishness: The Teaching and Learning of Hebrew in Day School Education Rakhmiel Peltz and Hannah Kliger: Becoming Yiddish Speakers in New York: Burgeoning Communities of Bilingual Children PART III: COMMUNITY-PUBLIC SCHOOL ALLIANCES FOR BILINGUALISM Laura Ascenzi-Moreno and Nelson Flores: A Case Study of Bilingual Policy and Practices at the Cypress Hills Community School Jane F. Ross and Fabrice Jaumont: Building Bilingual Communities: New York's French Bilingual Revolution Isabelle Barrière and Marie-Michelle Monéreau-Merry: Trilingualism of the Haitian Diaspora in NYC: Current and Future Challenges Tatyana Kleyn and Beth Vayshenker: Russian Bilingual Education across Public, Private and Community Spheres Wen-Tsui Pat Lo: Mandarin-English Bilingual Education in New York City: A Case Study of Supplementary Education in the Chinese Community PART IV: BILINGUAL RESOURCES FOR A GLOBAL FUTURE: RECOMMENDATIONS Maureen T. Matarese: Beyond Community: Networks of Bilingual Community Support for Languages other than English in NYC Ofelia García: American Multilingualism for a Global Future: Recommendations for Parents, Educators and Policy-makers

Editorial Reviews

Overall, Bilingual Community Education forwards a compelling argument for examining how public schools and community language education programs can foster effective relationships that nurture global citizens with a critical awareness of the power of language. Through offering a range of studies in widely spoken languages—Spanish, Yiddish, Japanese, Russian, Bengali, Hindi, Sikh, Persian, Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew and Korean—the editors demonstrate how language education is beginning to incorporate heteroglossic frameworks for acknowledging transcultural identities.In comparison with other studies on the subject of language education, Bilingual Community Education offers a wider spectrum of analysis for a particular geographic region and attends to the differing motivations for communities in establishing language education programs. - Irene Jagla, University of Arizona, USA - Critical Multilingualism Studies, Vol 2, No 1 (2014)