Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities

Language and Education in Japan

Unequal Access to Bilingualism

Authors: Kanno, Y.

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The first critical ethnography of bilingual education in Japan. Based on fieldwork at five different schools, this examines the role of schools in the unequal distribution of bilingualism as cultural capital. It argues that schooling gives children unequal access to bilingualism thus socializing them into different futures.

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YASUKO KANNO is Associate Professor of TESOL in the College of Education at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Her research interests include bilingual education, multilingual and multicultural identities, and sociocultural experiences of language minority students. She is author of Negotiating Bilingual and Bicultural Identities: Japanese Returnees Betwixt Two Worlds. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education and the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

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'Language and Education in Japan makes a welcome contribution both to

critical studies of language education, and specifically to understanding

bilingualism in Japan. I recommend it to scholars interested in applied

linguistics, language education, and contemporary Japan.'

- Chad Nilep, Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado, USA (via Linguist List)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and Education in Japan
Book Subtitle
Unequal Access to Bilingualism
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59158-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230591585
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-50694-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35324-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 206
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