Bilingual Education in the 21st Century


A Global Perspective

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<i>Bilingual Education in the 21st Century</i> examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh view of the subject for school administrators and policy makers. <ul> <li>Provides an overview of bilingual education theories and practices throughout the world</li> <li>Extends traditional conceptions of bilingualism and bilingual education to include global and local concerns in the 21st century</li> <li>Questions assumptions regarding language, bilingualism and bilingual education, and proposes a new theoretical framework and alternative views of teaching and assessment practices</li> <li>Reviews international bilingual education policies, with separate chapters dedicated to US and EU language policy in education</li> <li>Gives reasons why bilingual education is good for all children throughout the world, and presents cases of how this is being carried out</li> </ul>


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