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Flexible Multilingual Education : Putting Children's Needs First / Jean-Jacques Weber.

By: Weber, Jean Jacques.
Series: New Perspectives on Language and Education. Publisher: Toronto, ON : Multilingual Matters, 2014Edition: 1st ed.Description: vii, 218 p. : cov. ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781783091980 (pbk).Subject(s): Multilingualism in children | Multilingual education | Children -- LanguageOnline resources: Publisher's Website. | Check the UO Library catalog.
Contents:
1. Introduction
PART 1
2. Using Non-standard Varieties in Education
3. Issue of Access
4. What Makes and Breaks a Good Language-in-Education Policy? A Social Perspective
PART 2
5. United States of America
6. Hong Kong and China
7. Singapore
8. South Africa
9. Luxembourg
10. Three Autonomous Communities of Spain: Catalonia, the Basque Country, and Galicia
11. Conclusion
References
Author Index
Subject Index
Summary: "This book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts children’s needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon children’s actual home resources and provides access to both the local and global languages that students need for their educational and professional success. It argues that, as more and more children grow up multilingually in our globalised world, there is a need for more nuanced multilingual solutions in language-in-education policies. The case studies reveal that flexible multilingual education – rather than mother tongue education – is the most promising way of moving towards the elusive goal of educational equity in today’s world of globalisation, migration and superdiversity." (Book Cover)
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Volume 38 in the new perspectives on language and education series.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction

PART 1

2. Using Non-standard Varieties in Education

3. Issue of Access

4. What Makes and Breaks a Good Language-in-Education Policy? A Social Perspective

PART 2

5. United States of America

6. Hong Kong and China

7. Singapore

8. South Africa

9. Luxembourg

10. Three Autonomous Communities of Spain: Catalonia, the Basque Country, and Galicia

11. Conclusion

References

Author Index

Subject Index

"This book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts children’s needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon children’s actual home resources and provides access to both the local and global languages that students need for their educational and professional success. It argues that, as more and more children grow up multilingually in our globalised world, there is a need for more nuanced multilingual solutions in language-in-education policies. The case studies reveal that flexible multilingual education – rather than mother tongue education – is the most promising way of moving towards the elusive goal of educational equity in today’s world of globalisation, migration and superdiversity." (Book Cover)

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