Social Justice through Multilingual Education (Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights)

Social Justice through Multilingual Education (Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights)

By: Minati Panda (editor), Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (editor), Ajit K. Mohanty (editor), Robert Phillipson (editor)Hardback

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The principles for enabling children to become fully proficient multilinguals through schooling are well known. Even so, most indigenous/tribal, minority and marginalised children are not provided with appropriate mother-tongue-based multilingual education (MLE) that would enable them to succeed in school and society. In this book experts from around the world ask why this is, and show how it can be done. The book discusses general principles and challenges in depth and presents case studies from Canada and the USA, northern Europe, Peru, Africa, India, Nepal and elsewhere in Asia. Analysis by leading scholars in the field shows the importance of building on local experience. Sharing local solutions globally can lead to better theory, and to action for more social justice and equality through education.

About Author

Robert Phillipson (linguistic imperialism, English as a ' world' language, language policy) is emeritus professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Emerita) has been actively involved with struggles for language rights for five decades. Her research interests include linguistic human rights, linguistic genocide, linguicism (linguistically argued racism), mother-tongue-based multilingual education and the relationship between linguistic and cultural diversity and biodiversity. Ajit Mohanty (psycholinguistics, multilingualism and multilingual education focusing on education, poverty and disadvantage among linguistic minorities) and Minati Panda (mathematical discourse and learning, cognition, culture, curricular and pedagogic issues and social exclusion) are both professors at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.


PART 1: INTRODUCTION Foreword by the editors 1. Multilingual education - A Bridge Too Far? - Ajit Mohanty PART 2: MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION: APPROACHES AND CONSTRAINTS 2. Fundamental psychological and sociological principles underlying educational success for linguistic minority students - Jim Cummins 3. MLE for global justice: Issues, approaches, opportunities - Tove Skutnabb-Kangas 4. Designing effective schooling in multilingual contexts: The strengths and limitations of bilingual `models' - Carol Benson PART 3: GLOBAL AND LOCAL TENSIONS AND PROMISES IN MLE 5. The tension between linguistic diversity and dominant English - Robert Phillipson 6. Literacy and bi/multilingual education in Africa: recovering collective memory and knowledge - Kathleen Heugh 7. Empowering Indigenous languages - What can be learned from Native American experiences? - Teresa McCarty 8. Education, multilingualism and translanguaging in the 21st century - Ofelia Garcia 9. Privileging Indigenous Knowledges: Empowering MLE in Nepal - David Hough, Ram Bahadur Thapa Magar, Amrit Yonjan-Tamang and Iina Nurmela 10. The caste system approach to multilingualism in Canada: Linguistic and cultural minority children in French immersion - Shelley K. Taylor PART 4: MLE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE - DIVERSITY IN INDIGENOUS /TRIBAL EXPERIENCE 11. The contribution of postcolonial theory to intercultural bilingual education in Peru: an Indigenous teacher training programme - Susanne Jacobsen Perez 12. Reversing language shift through a Native language immersion teacher training program in Canada - Andrea Bear Nicholas 13. The ethnic revival, language and education of the Sami, an Indigenous people, in three Nordic countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden) - Ulla Aikio-Puoskari 14. Hundreds of home languages in the country and many in most classrooms - coping with diversity in primary education in India - Dhir Jhingran 15. Overcoming the language barrier for tribal children: MLE in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India - Ajit Mohanty, Mahendra Kumar Mishra, N. Upender Reddy and Gumidyal Ramesh PART 5: ANALYSING PROSPECTS FOR MLE TO INCREASE SOCIAL JUSTICE 16. Language matters, so does culture: beyond the rhetoric of culture in multilingual education - Minati Panda and Ajit Mohanty 17. MLE concepts, goals, needs and expense: English for all or achieving justice? - Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson, Minati Panda, Ajit Mohanty About the authors References Subject index Person index

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  • ISBN13: 9781847691903
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781847691903
  • weight: 759
  • ISBN10: 1847691900

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