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Social justice through multilingual education

Author: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; Robert Phillipson; Ajit K Mohanty
Publisher: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2009.
Series: Educacion (E-libro)
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Most Indigenous and minority children are not provided with multilingual education, which would enable them to succeed both in school and in society. In this important book, experts from around the  Read more...


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Social justice through multilingual education.
Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2009
(DLC) 2009017381
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; Robert Phillipson; Ajit K Mohanty
ISBN: 9781847691910 1847691919
OCLC Number: 929641885
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 389 p.) : ill., maps
Contents: PART 1: INTRODUCTION Foreword by the editors1. Multilingual education - A Bridge Too Far? - Ajit MohantyPART 2: MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION: APPROACHES AND CONSTRAINTS2. Fundamental psychological and sociological principles underlying educational success for linguistic minority students - Jim Cummins3. MLE for global justice: Issues, approaches, opportunities - Tove Skutnabb-Kangas4. Designing effective schooling in multilingual contexts: The strengths and limitations of bilingual `models' - Carol BensonPART 3: GLOBAL AND LOCAL TENSIONS AND PROMISES IN MLE5. The tension between linguistic diversity and dominant English - Robert Phillipson6. Literacy and bi/multilingual education in Africa: recovering collective memory and knowledge - Kathleen Heugh7. Empowering Indigenous languages - What can be learned from Native American experiences? - Teresa McCarty8. Education, multilingualism and translanguaging in the 21st century - Ofelia Garcia9. Privileging Indigenous Knowledges: Empowering MLE in Nepal - David Hough, Ram Bahadur Thapa Magar, Amrit Yonjan-Tamang and Iina Nurmela10. The caste system approach to multilingualism in Canada: Linguistic and cultural minority children in French immersion - Shelley K. TaylorPART 4: MLE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE - DIVERSITY IN INDIGENOUS /TRIBAL EXPERIENCE11. The contribution of postcolonial theory to intercultural bilingual education in Peru: an Indigenous teacher training programme - Susanne Jacobsen Perez12. Reversing language shift through a Native language immersion teacher training program in Canada - Andrea Bear Nicholas13. The ethnic revival, language and education of the Sami, an Indigenous people, in three Nordic countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden) - Ulla Aikio-Puoskari14. Hundreds of home languages in the country and many in most classrooms - coping with diversity in primary education in India - Dhir Jhingran15. Overcoming the language barrier for tribal children: MLE in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India - Ajit Mohanty, Mahendra Kumar Mishra, N. Upender Reddy and Gumidyal RameshPART 5: ANALYSING PROSPECTS FOR MLE TO INCREASE SOCIAL JUSTICE16. Language matters, so does culture: beyond the rhetoric of culture in multilingual education - Minati Panda and Ajit Mohanty17. MLE concepts, goals, needs and expense: English for all or achieving justice? - Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson, Minati Panda, Ajit MohantyAbout the authorsReferencesSubject indexPerson index
Series Title: Educacion (E-libro)
Responsibility: edited by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson, Ajit K. Mohanty, Minati Panda.


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