Language And Education In Japan: Unequal Access to Bilingualism by Y. KannoLanguage And Education In Japan: Unequal Access to Bilingualism by Y. Kanno

Language And Education In Japan: Unequal Access to Bilingualism

byY. Kanno

Hardcover | January 17, 2008

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The first critical ethnography of bilingual education in Japan. Based on fieldwork at five different schools, this examines the role of schools in the unequal distribution of bilingualism as cultural capital. It argues that schooling gives children unequal access to bilingualism thus socializing them into different futures.
YASUKO KANNO is Associate Professor of TESOL in the College of Education at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Her research interests include bilingual education, multilingual and multicultural identities, and sociocultural experiences of language minority students. She is author of Negotiating Bilingual and Bicultural Identities: J...
Title:Language And Education In Japan: Unequal Access to BilingualismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:January 17, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230506941

ISBN - 13:9780230506947

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Table of Contents

Introduction Framing the Study Nichiei Immersion School Zhonghua Chinese Ethnic School Hal International School Sugino Elementary School Midori Elementary School Imagined Communities and School Policies and Practices Student Bilingualism and Identities Conclusions: Unequal Access to Bilingualism Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'Language and Education in Japan makes a welcome contribution both to

critical studies of language education, and specifically to understanding

bilingualism in Japan. I recommend it to scholars interested in applied

linguistics, language education, and contemporary Japan.'

- Chad Nilep, Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado, USA (via Linguist List)