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Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education: A Reader Extending the Foundations
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Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education: A Reader Extending the Foundations (Paperback)

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This book brings together some of the most important and influential recent articles on policy and practices in bilingual education around the world, with particular emphasis on the United States. It complements and extends Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism by Colin Baker. The readings have been divided into four sections: Section 1. Policy and Legislation on Bilingualism in Schools and Bilingual Education. Section 2. Implementation of Bilingual Policy in Schools: Structuring Schools. Section 3. Using Bilingualism in Instruction: Structuring Classrooms. Section 4. Using the Bilingualism of the School Community: Teachers and Parents. The book can be used as a comprehensive introduction for instructors, researchers and students, and as an interactive text for students. In designing the text, the authors have been particularly attentive to the needs in teacher education, especially in the preparation of bilingual teachers. Thus, each of the readings is followed by questions and activities that engage students in reflection and practices that may transform their own thinking, as well as the schools, classrooms and communities to which they will contribute. Whenever possible, the questions and activities reflect the content of the readings, and ask students to practice among themselves processes that will enable a contribution to their own communities and schools.

EducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needsTeaching of students with English as a second language TESOLLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPsycholinguistics Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd Publication Date: 24/02/1995 ISBN-13: 9781853592669  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ofelia Garcia is Professor of Bilingual Education at the School of Education, City College of New York. Her publications are in the areas of bilingual education, bilingualism, and the sociology of language. She was the Academic Consultant for Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Colin Baker is Professor of Education at the School of Education, University of Wales, Bangor. He writes and researches on bilingual education, bilingualism and language assessment. His current research includes the effectiveness of bilingual education, the national assessment of minority language attainment and European initiatives on bilingual education.

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