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Linguistic and Cultural Innovation in Schools

The Languages Challenge

Authors: Spiro, Jane, Crisfield, Eowyn

  • Provides both global and local perspectives on the empowerment of learning local/first/heritage languages and cultures in schools
  • Demonstrates the possibility of shifting the balance of power of the dominant language and culture in schools to empower first languages, indigenous languages, and local culture
  • Explores potential impact on policy and practice by looking at the way these changes impact on children, teachers, schools, and their communities
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About this book

This book presents case studies of five schools engaged in radical change in order to engage with children’s home languages and cultures in a more multilingual and inclusive way. Located around the globe, from Hawaii to Kenya, the case studies are informed by both researchers and professionals on the ground. While the schools in question are each anchored in a unique context and situation, they also have a common mission to see language diversity as a resource, and a responsibility to embrace all the languages of their pupils. The authors offer a rich resource for education professionals and policymakers, including not only theoretical insights but useful practical tips. This innovative volume will be a helpful resource for educational professionals interested in following a path of multilingualism as well as students and scholars of second language acquisition, heritage languages and cultures and multilingual educational policy. 

About the authors

Jane Spiro is Reader in Education and TESOL at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has run projects for the development of international teachers and learners of English in four continents of the world.   She has published widely on TESOL methodologies, teacher reflection, internationalisation and learner creativity.
Eowyn Crisfield is a specialist in bilingualism and education.  She works to bridge the divide between research and practice, supporting whole school communities to embed languages across the curriculum, and to develop policy and practices that empower language diversity. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Mapping the Terrain

    Pages 1-30

    Spiro, Jane (et al.)

  • Connecting Students to a Sense of Place: Reviving Hawaii

    Pages 31-56

    Spiro, Jane (et al.)

  • To Square the Particular with the Global: The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa

    Pages 57-92

    Crisfield, Eowyn

  • Dynamic Multilingualism in International Schools: German European School, Singapore

    Pages 93-121

    Crisfield, Eowyn

  • From One to Many: Bilingual Education in a Monolingual Context, Europa School

    Pages 123-157

    Spiro, Jane (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64382-3
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64381-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87778-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Linguistic and Cultural Innovation in Schools
Book Subtitle
The Languages Challenge
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64382-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64382-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64381-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87778-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 223
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