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The Multilingual Edge of Education

Editors: Van Avermaet, P., Slembrouck, S., Van Gorp, K., Sierens, S., Maryns, K. (Eds.)

  • Examines the need to develop new educational perspectives in which multilingualism is valued and strategically used
  • Presents findings from a global range of contributors focusing on different educational approaches
  • Documents and theorises a range of classroom practices including code switching, translanguaging and polylanguaging
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About this book

This book highlights the need to develop new educational perspectives in which multilingualism is valorised and strategically used in settings and contexts of instruction and learning. Situated in the current educational debate about multilingualism and ethno-linguistic minorities, chapter authors examine the polarised response to heightened linguistic diversity and how the debate is very much premised on binary views of monolingualism and multi- or bilingualism. Contributors argue that the diverse linguistic backgrounds of immigrant and minority students should be considered an asset, instead of being regarded as a barrier to teaching and learning. From its title through to its conclusion, this book underlines the current perspective of multilingualism as possessing cutting edge potential for transforming diverse classrooms into more inhabitable, more equitable and more efficiently organised spaces for learning. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers in educational linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, pedagogics, educational studies, and educational anthropology.

About the authors

Piet Van Avermaet is Professor in ‘Language and Diversity’ in the Linguistics Department of Ghent University, Belgium. He is also Director of the Centre for Diversity & Learning at the same University. 
Stef Slembrouck is Senior Full Professor in English Linguistics at Ghent University, Belgium. He is also Director of the University Language Centre. 
Koen Van Gorp is Head of Foreign Language Assessment at the Center for Language Teaching Advancement and affiliated faculty of the Second Language Studies Program at Michigan State University, USA. 
Sven Sierens is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Diversity & Learning, Linguistics Department at Ghent University, Belgium.
Katrijn Maryns is Postdoctoral Researcher (FWO- Research Foundation Flanders) in the Linguistics Department at Ghent University, Belgium.r>

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Multilingual Edge of Education

    Avermaet, Piet (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Strategies of Multilingualism in Education for Minority Children

    Slembrouck, Stef (et al.)

    Pages 9-39

  • Disrupting Linguistic Inequalities in US Urban Classrooms: The Role of Translanguaging

    García, Ofelia (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Urban Multilingualism and Educational Achievement: Identifying and Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies for School Improvement

    Cummins, Jim

    Pages 67-90

  • Teaching in Two Languages: The Pedagogical Value of Code-Switching in Multilingual Classroom Settings

    Marawu, Sithembele

    Pages 93-113

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54856-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54855-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Multilingual Edge of Education
Editors
  • Piet Van Avermaet
  • Stef Slembrouck
  • Koen Van Gorp
  • Sven Sierens
  • Katrijn Maryns
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54856-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54856-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54855-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 374
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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