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Bilingual education in the 21st century : a global perspective

Author: Ofelia García; Hugo Baetens Beardsmore
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Bilingual education has long been a controversial topic for communities, policy-makers, and teachers. Misconceptions about what bilingualism itself is, and what bilingual education should do, have laid the groundwork for a wide range of policies, not always with a coherent vision for their students. In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Garcia examines the history and current state of bilingual education  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
García, Ofelia.
Bilingual education in the 21st century.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ofelia García; Hugo Baetens Beardsmore
ISBN: 9781405119931 1405119934 9781405119948 1405119942
OCLC Number: 225852417
Description: xiv, 481 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I Bilingual Education for All --
Introducing bilingual education --
Scenarios --
Introduction --
What is bilingual education? --
Beneficiaries and reasons --
Geopolitics and language orientations --
Summary --
Conclusion --
Part II Bilingualism and Education --
Languaging and education --
Introduction --
Language constructions --
Languaging --
Conclusion --
Bilingualism and translanguaging --
Introduction --
Bilingualism and translanguaging --
Models of bilingualism --
Questioning assumptions --
Bilingual abilities --
Bilingual development --
Neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic considerations --
Conclusion --
The sociopolitics of bilingualism --
Introduction --
Transglossia --
Language maintenance, shift, and revitalization --
Language ideologies --
Language policy as right and resource --
Conclusion --
Benefits of bilingualism --
Introduction --
Cognitive advantages --
Social advantages --
Intervening factors --
Conclusion --
Part III Bilingual Education Policy --
Bilingual education: frameworks and types --
Introduction: the social context --
Bilingual education models? --
Bilingual education theoretical frameworks --
Bilingual education types --
Conclusion --
Bilingual education: factors and variables / Hugo Baetens Beardsmore --
Introduction --
Situational factor --
Operational factor --
Outcome factor --
Integrating situational, operational, and outcome factors --
Conclusion --
U.S. language policy in education --
Introduction --
The past --
The present --
Conclusion --
Language promotion by European supra-national institutions / Hugo Baetens Beardsmore --
Introduction --
The council of Europe --
The European commission --
Bilingual education: CLIL/EMILE --
Conclusion --
Monoglossic bilingual education policy --
Introduction --
Policies for transition: transitional bilingual education --
Policies for maintenance and enrichment: maintenance bilingual education --
Policies for enrichment of social elite: prestigious bilingual education --
Policy for enrichment of language majorities: immersion bilingual education --
Conclusion --
Heteroglossic bilingual education policy / Ofelia Garcia and Hugo Baetens Beardsmore, with contributions by Debra Cole and Zeena Zakharia --
Introduction --
Policies for language revitalization: immersion revitalization bilingual education --
Policies for development of minority languages: developmental bilingual education --
Policy for plurilingualism across groups: poly-directional or two-way bilingual education (dual language) --
Policies for plurilingualism within groups: CLIL and CLIL-type bilingual education --
Policies for multiple languages: multiple multilingual education --
Conclusion. Part IV Bilingual Education Practices --
Bilingualism in the curriculum --
Introduction --
Bilingual allocation --
Bilingual arrangements --
Bilingual practices: translanguaging --
Models of bilingual teaching --
Conclusion --
Bilingual education pedagogy and practices --
Introduction --
Bilingual education approaches and methods --
Principles and practices of bilingual education pedagogy --
Strategies: scaffolding --
Conclusion --
Biliteracy practices and pedagogy --
Introduction --
A sociocultural approach --
The continua of biliteracy --
Models of biliteracy use --
Biliteracy sequencing --
Written language and texts --
Instructional approaches --
The biliteracy workshop --
Conclusion --
Assessment of bilinguals / Ofelia Garcia and Hugo Baetens Beardsmore --
Introduction --
The power of assessment --
Assessing bilinguals --
Democratic assessment for bilinguals --
Conclusion --
Part V Bilingual Education for the Twenty-first Century --
Conclusion --
Appendix: myths and realities / Cristina Muir, Yesenia Morales, Lori Falchi, and Ofelia Garcia.
Other Titles: Bilingual education in the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Ofelia García ; with contributions by Hugo Baetens Beardsmore.
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Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and  Read more...


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"Aside from the conceptual issues highlighted above, the detailed discussions of multilingual education policy alone make the book worth buying for scholars of language in education issues." ( Read more...

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