Foundations for Multlingualism in Education: from Principles to Practice by Ester J. De JongFoundations for Multlingualism in Education: from Principles to Practice by Ester J. De Jong

Foundations for Multlingualism in Education: from Principles to Practice

byEster J. De Jong

Paperback | April 30, 2011

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Foundations for Multilingualism in Education: from Principles to Practice equips pre-service and in-service educators with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed language and literacy education decisions in multilingual schools. It also shows multiple pathways for advocacy through classroom and school practices and policy-making, and sets an agenda for research from a multilingual perspective.
This foundational text takes a comprehensive, pluralistic approach to theory and research on multilingualism in education. De Jong goes beyond traditional discussions about "the best bilingual or multilingual model", and introduces four core principles that are applicable across a wide range of multilingual contexts: 1) Striving for Educational Equity, 2) Affirming Identities, 3) Promoting Additive Bi/Multilingualism, and 4) Structuring for Integration. Readers learn to apply these principles to practice, policy-making, and research in bilingual, multilingual, and English-medium school contexts.
Ester J. de Jong is Associate Professor of ESOL/Bilingual Education in the School of Learning and Teaching at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
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Title:Foundations for Multlingualism in Education: from Principles to PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 7.04 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 2011Publisher:Caslon Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:193400006X

ISBN - 13:9781934000069

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Educators as Language Decision Makers and Negotiators; Chapter 2. Multilingualism as Norm and Desired Goal; Chapter 3. Multilingualism and Multilingual Development; Chapter 4. Linguistic Diversity and Globalization; Chapter 5. Language in Education; Chapter 6. Language Policy in the United States; Chapter 7. Program Models and Outcomes; Chapter 8. Principles for Multilingual Schools; Chapter 9. Affirming Identities in Multilingual Schools; Chapter 10. Promoting Additive Bi/Multilingualism; Chapter 11. Structuring for Integration; Chapter 12. Moving Forward.