Continua of Biliteracy: An Ecological Framework for Educational Policy, Research, and Practice in Multilingual Settings (Bilingual Education & Bilingu

Continua of Biliteracy: An Ecological Framework for Educational Policy, Research, and Practice in Multilingual Settings (Bilingual Education & Bilingu

By: Nancy H. Hornberger (editor)Hardback

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Biliteracy - the use of two or more languages in and around writing- is an inescapable feature of lives and schools worldwide, yet one which most educational policy and practice continue blithely to ignore. The continua of biliteracy featured in the present volume offers a comprehensive yet flexible model to guide educators, researchers, and policy-makers in designing, carrying out, and evaluating educational programs for the development of bilingual and multilingual learners, each program adapted to its own specific context, media, and contents.

About Author

Dr Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, where she also convenes the annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum. She specializes and has published widely in sociolinguistics, language planning, bilingualism and biliteracy, and educational policy and practice for indigenous and immigrant language minorities in the United States and internationally.


Foreword - Jim Cummins (OISE, University of Toronto); Introduction - Nancy H. Hornberger CONTINUA of BILITERACY: 1. Continua of Biliteracy - N. H. Hornberger; 2. Revisiting the Continua of Biliteracy - N. H. Hornberger and E. Skilton-Sylvester (Temple University) LANGUAGE PLANNING: 3. Biliteracy and Transliteracy in Wales - C. Baker (University of Wales) 4. A Luta Continua: The Relevance of the Continua of Biliteracy to South African Multilingual Schools - C. Bloch and N. Alexander (Study of Alternative Education, South Africa); 5.Searching for a Comprehensive Rationale for Two-way Immersion - M. Jeon (University of Pennsylvania) LEARNERS' IDENTITIES: 6. Language Education Planning and Policy in Middle America - F. Lincoln (University of Arkansas): 7. Biliteracy Development among Latino Youth in New York City Communities - C. Mercado (Hunter College of CUNY); 8. To Correct or Not to Correct Bilingual Students' Errors is a Question of Continuaing Reimagination - M. Cahnmann (University of Georgia) EMPOWERING TEACHERS: 9. Biliteracy Teacher Education in the Southwest - B. Perez, B. Bustos Flores and S. Strecker (University of Texas at San Antonio); 10. Content in Rural ESL Programs - J. Hardman (Southern Illinois University); 11. Enabling Biliteracy - D. Schwinge (University of Pennsylvania) SITES AND WORLDS: 12. When MT is L2 - H. R. Pak (University of Pennsylvania); 13. An Analysis of Two Bilingual Schools in Delhi - V. Basu (National Institute of Education, Singapore) CONCLUSION: 14: Multilingual Language Policies and the Continua of Biliteracy- N. H. Hornberger Afterword: Brian Street (King's College, University of London)

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  • ISBN13: 9781853596551
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781853596551
  • weight: 413
  • ISBN10: 1853596558

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