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Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism

Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker
Publisher: Clevedon ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2006.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 54.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
Written as an introductory text from a crossdisciplinary perspective, this book covers individual and societal concepts in minority and majority languages.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baker, Colin, 1949-
Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism.
Clevedon [England] ; Buffalo [NY] : Multilingual Matters, ©2006
(DLC) 2005021289
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Baker
ISBN: 185359864X 9781853598647 1853598658 9781853598654 1853598666 9781853598661
OCLC Number: 1204334679
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 492 pages : illustrations).
Contents: Bilingualism: definitions and distinctions --
The measurement of bilingualism --
Endangered languages: planning and revitalization --
Languages in society --
The early development of bilingualism --
The later development of bilingualism --
Bilingualism and cognition --
Cognitive theories of bilingualism and the curriculum --
Historical introduction to bilingual education: the United States --
Types of bilingual education --
Education for bilingualism and biliteracy --
The effectiveness of bilingual education --
Effective schools and classrooms for bilingual students --
Literacy, biliteracy and multiliteracies for bilinguals --
The assessment and special educational needs of bilinguals --
Deaf people, bilingualism and bilingual education --
Bilingualism and bilingual education as a problem, right and resource --
Bilingualism and bilingual education: ideology, identity and empowerment --
Bilingualism in the modern world.
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 54.
Responsibility: Colin Baker.
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