A collaborative series with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education highlighting leading-edge research across Teacher Education, International Education Reform and Language Education. Rethinking Heritage Language Education is an edited collection that brings together emerging and established researchers interested in the education field of Heritage Language Education to negotiate its concepts and practices, and investigate the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view. The scholars, who have contributed to the growth of Heritage Language Education as a discipline, reconsider and enrich their findings by drawing new lines across the boundaries of research and practice. It complements the previous work of these theorists, filling a void in the current literature around the question of Heritage Language Education.
Acknowledgements; Notes on contributors; Series editors' preface; Introduction Peter Pericles; 1. Mainstreaming plurilingualism - restructuring heritage language provision in schools Jim Cummings; 2. Teaching heritage language learners - a study of programme profiles, practices and needs Maria Carreira; 3. Rethinking heritage languages - ideologies, identities, practices and priorities in Canada and China Patricia A. Duff and Duanduan Li; 4. The place of heritage languages in language education in Australia - a conceptual challenge Angela Scarino; 5. Courses in the language and culture of origin and their impact on youth development in cultural transition - a study amongst immigrant and dual-heritage youth in Switzerland Elena Makarova; 6. Language policies in the context of Australian civic pluralism Eugenia Arvanitis, Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope; 7. Communities taking the lead - mapping heritage language education assets Themistoklis Aravossitas; 8. Overcoming challenges of language choice in heritage language development amongst multilingual immigrant families James C. Kigamwa; 9. The impact of the CEFR on Canada's linguistic plurality - a space for heritage languages? Enrica Piccardo; 10. Strengthening our teacher community - consolidating a 'signature pedagogy' for the teaching of Spanish as heritage language Maria Luisa Parra; 11. Canada's 'other' language - the role of non-official languages in ethnic persistence Jack Jedwab; 12. Rethinking heritage language in a critical pedagogy framework Panayota Gounari.