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Bilingualism in Education : Aspects of Theory, Research, and Practice / Jim Cummins and Merrill Swain.

By: Cummins, Jim, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Swain, Merrill, 1944-.
Series: Applied Linguistics and Language Study. Publisher: New York, NY : Longman, 1986Edition: 1st ed.Description: xviii, 235 p. : ill ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0582553806 (pbk).Subject(s): Education, Bilingual -- Canada | Bilingualism in children -- Canada | Bilingualism in children -- Canada -- Evaluation | Students -- Canada -- Language -- Evaluation | Linguistic minorities -- Education -- CanadaOnline resources: Check the UO Library catalog. | Goodreads.com.
Contents:
Preface
Introduction
Part One: The educational development of bilingual children
Section 1 Metalinguistic and cognitive development
1. Bilingualism, cognitive functioning and education
2. Bilingualism and the development of metalinguistic awareness
Section 2 Bilingual education
3. A review of immersion education in Canada: research and evaluation studies
4. Early French immersion later on
5. Linguistic interdependence: a central principle of bilingual education
Section 3 Programme planning for bilingualism
6. Bilingualism without tears
Part Two: Bilingual Proficiency
Section 4 The construct of bilingual proficiency
7. Communicative competence: some roles of comprehensible input and comprehensible output in its development
8. Language proficiency and academic achievement
Section 5 The assessment of language proficiency
9. Large-scale communicative language testing: a case study
10. Minority students and learning difficulties: issues in assessment and placement
Section 6 A synthesis
11. Towards a theory of bilingual proficiency development
Bibliography
Index
Summary: "The Applied Linguistics and Language Study series explores the role of language in understanding practical problems of human communication and language teaching, drawing on experimental and speculative research in linguistics, pragmatics and psychology. Its aim is thereby to identify and illustrate the key issues in both practice and theory. This book provides a guide to the research in bilingual education currently taking place in Canada. It is of interest to teachers and policy-makers as well as to academic researchers. The authors offer a synthesis of recent work relating to the educational development of bilingual children from both majority and minority language backgrounds. Such controversial issues as the consequences of bilingualism for cognitive development receive critical analysis and resolution. The importance of clarifying the nature of language proficiency and assessment is analysed in relation to language planning in a wide variety of educational contexts." (Book Cover)
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Includes bibliography and index.

Preface

Introduction

Part One: The educational development of bilingual children

Section 1 Metalinguistic and cognitive development

1. Bilingualism, cognitive functioning and education

2. Bilingualism and the development of metalinguistic awareness

Section 2 Bilingual education

3. A review of immersion education in Canada: research and evaluation studies

4. Early French immersion later on

5. Linguistic interdependence: a central principle of bilingual education

Section 3 Programme planning for bilingualism

6. Bilingualism without tears

Part Two: Bilingual Proficiency

Section 4 The construct of bilingual proficiency

7. Communicative competence: some roles of comprehensible input and comprehensible output in its development

8. Language proficiency and academic achievement

Section 5 The assessment of language proficiency

9. Large-scale communicative language testing: a case study

10. Minority students and learning difficulties: issues in assessment and placement

Section 6 A synthesis

11. Towards a theory of bilingual proficiency development

Bibliography

Index

"The Applied Linguistics and Language Study series explores the role of language in understanding practical problems of human communication and language teaching, drawing on experimental and speculative research in linguistics, pragmatics and psychology. Its aim is thereby to identify and illustrate the key issues in both practice and theory. This book provides a guide to the research in bilingual education currently taking place in Canada. It is of interest to teachers and policy-makers as well as to academic researchers. The authors offer a synthesis of recent work relating to the educational development of bilingual children from both majority and minority language backgrounds. Such controversial issues as the consequences of bilingualism for cognitive development receive critical analysis and resolution. The importance of clarifying the nature of language proficiency and assessment is analysed in relation to language planning in a wide variety of educational contexts." (Book Cover)

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