Assembling a rich and diverse range of research studies on the role of plurilingualism across a wide variety of teaching and learning settings, this book supports teacher reflection and action in practical ways and illustrates how researchers tease out and analyze the complex realities of their educational environments. With a focus on education policies, teaching practices, training, and resourcing, this volume addresses a range of mainstream and specialized contexts and examines the position of learners and teachers as users of plurilingual repertoires. Providing a close look into the possibilities and constraints of plurilingual education, this book helps researchers and educators clarify and strengthen their understandings of the links between language and literacy and offers them new ways to think more rigorously and critically about the language ideologies that shape their own beliefs and approaches in language teaching and learning.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"[W]e can gain insights from the multifarious ways in which the authors of the articles collected in this volume have critically engaged with [the] complex issues in each of their diverse contexts. What unifies them is the commitment to a candid and critical discussion of how to serve students' best interests amidst all these new competing policy discourses and institutional regimes."
--Angel M. Y. Lin, The University of Hong Kong
"Plurilingualism in teaching and learning's greatest value lies in the range of voices and perspectives it presents, of different people enriching education through language diversity. [...] I highly commend this volume to you as a guide for your investigations into language diversity and how it best fits within your practice. "
--Elizabeth Gunn, Fine Print, the journal of the Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council