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Building bilingual education systems : forces, mechanisms and counterweights

Author: Peeter Mehisto; Fred Genesee
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book details investments required for establishing successful bi-/trilingual education programmes and discusses administrative, community legislative, political, societal and institutional complexities that shape bi-/trilingual education. It will help readers anticipate potential consequences of various programme development decisions and prepare them for both expected and unexpected outcomes. The complexities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peeter Mehisto; Fred Genesee
ISBN: 1107450489 9781107450486
OCLC Number: 902019584
Description: xxvi, 300 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Looking at the big picture: 1. United States of America - the paradoxes and possibilities of bilingual education; 2. Europe - supra-national interventions promoting bilingual education; 3. Canada - factors that shaped the creation and development of immersion education; 4. Estonia - laying the groundwork for bilingual education; 5. Utah - making immersion mainstream; 6. Basque Country - plurilingual education; 7. Kazakhstan - from twenty trilingual schools to thousands?; Voices from the field - England; Voices from the field - Canada; Voices from the field - Spain; Part 2. Looking at the long-term; 8. Cymru/Wales - towards a national strategy; 9. The Netherlands - quality control as a driving force in bilingual education; Voices from the field - Aotearoa/New Zealand; Voices from the field - Cymru/Wales; Part 3. Understanding the Role of Context; 10. United Arab Emirates - searching for an elusive balance in bilingual education; 11 Malta - bilingual education for self-preservation and global fitness; 12. Colombia - challenges and constraints; 13. South Africa - three periods of bilingual or multilingual education; Voices from the field - Brunei; Conclusion Forces, Mechanisms and Counterweights; Appendix: tools introduction; Tool 1. National or regional-level planning considerations for bi-/trilingual education; Tool 2. A bilingual education continuum.
Responsibility: edited by Peeter Mehisto and Fred Genesee.
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