Social Justice Through Multilingual Education

Social Justice Through Multilingual Education

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Although the principles for enabling children to become fully proficient multilinguals through schooling are well known, 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 world show how multilingual education can be provided, and what it can achieve.Examples from US bilingual education classrooms with which I am very familiar follow. ... In a fourth grade bilingual class, a recently arrived Spanish-speaking girl writes a sophisticated Spanish essay in September. But during the English as a second language (ESL) class, she can only copy simple English language sentences that she illustrates in child-like ways A a#39;I see a teachera#39;, a#39;I see a studenta#39; , anbsp;...

Title:Social Justice Through Multilingual Education
Author: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2009

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