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ERIC Number: ED453681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 496
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85359-523-3
Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Third Edition. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 27.
Baker, Colin
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, bilingualism is discussed at individual, group, and national levels. The 20 chapters cover essential issues and controversies about language minorities and bilingual education. These include the following: defining who is bilingual; testing language abilities and language use; languages in communities and minority groups; endangered languages; language planning. Loss and revival; the development of bilingualism in infancy and childhood; bilingualism in the family; second language acquisition, aptitude, and motivation; age and language learning; bilingualism and intelligence; bilingualism and the brain; theories of bilingualism; bilingual thinking skills; the history of bilingualism in the United States; types and evaluations of bilingual education; minority language literacy and biliteracy; language minority underachievement; bilingual special education; the assessment of bilingual language minority children; deaf bilinguals; bilingual classrooms; the politics of bilingual education in the United States; assimilation; pluralism; anti-racism; and bilingualism and the Internet. (Contains 920 references.) (KFT)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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