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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism


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Introduction Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Bilingualism: Definitions and Distinctions Chapter 2: The Measurement of Bilingualism Chapter 3: Endangered Languages: Planning and Revitalization Chapter 4: Languages in Society Chapter 5: The Early Development of Bilingualism Chapter 6: The Later Development of Bilingualism Chapter 7: Bilingualism, Cognition, and the Brain Chapter 8: Theories of Bilingualism and the Curriculum Chapter 9: Historical Introduction to Bilingual Education: The United States Chapter 10: Types of Bilingual Education Chapter 11: Education for Bilingualism and Biliteracy Chapter 12: The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education Chapter 13: Effective Schools and Classrooms for Bilingual Students Chapter 14: Literacy, Biliteracy and Multiliteracies for Bilinguals Chapter 15: Support and Assessment of Special Needs and Exceptional Bilingual Students Chapter 16: Deaf People, Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Chapter 17: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education as a Problem, Right and Resource Chapter 18: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Ideology, Identity and Empowerment Chapter 19: Bilingualism in the Modern World Glossary Bibliography

About the Author

Colin Baker is Emeritus Professor at Bangor University, UK. He is the author of research publications, books for parents and an encyclopaedia, all on the subject of bilingualism, as well as the 5 previous editions of this textbook. He is the former co-editor of the Bilingual Education and Bilingualism books series for Multilingual Matters. Wayne E. Wright is Professor and Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language, Purdue University, USA. He has published extensively on bilingual education and bilingualism, and is the co-editor of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education and the Bilingual Education and Bilingualism books series for Multilingual Matters.


How could the most comprehensive book on bilingual education get even better? The master of writing on bilingual education, Baker, collaborates with a younger master, Wright. The blending of the clear voices of these two scholars, grounded in experience in different geographical regions is powerful. This new edition keeps what has made this book a classic in the bilingual education field, and enlarges it. It presents a vision of the present and future of bilingual education, without dismissing the understandings that we have built across the years. -- Ofelia Garcia, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

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