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ERIC Number: ED467739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 360
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85359-475-X
An Introductory Reader to the Writings of Jim Cummins. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
Baker, Colin, Ed.; Hornberger, Nancy H., Ed.
This book contains 19 readings covering three decades of the work of academic Jim Cummins. Section 1, "The 1970s," includes: "A Theoretical Perspective on the Relationship between Bilingualism and Thought"; "The Influence of Bilingualism on Cognitive Growth: An Synthesis of Research Findings and Explanatory Hypotheses"; "Immersion Programs: The Irish Experience"; "Linguistic Interdependence and the Educational Development of Bilingual Children"; and "Research Findings from French Immersion Programs across Canada: A Parent's Guide." Section 2, "The 1980s," includes: "The Entry and Exit Fallacy in Bilingual Education"; "Tests, Achievement, and Bilingual Students"; "Learning Difficulties in 'Immersion' Programmes"; "Empowering Minority Students: A Framework for Intervention";"Psychological Assessment of Minority Students: Out of Context, Out of Focus, Out of Control?"; "From the Inner City to the Global Village: The Microcomputer as a Catalyst for Collaborative Learning and Cultural Interchange"; "From Multicultural to Anti-Racist Education: An Analysis of Programmes and Policies in Ontario"; and "The Role and Use of Educational Theory in Formulating Language Policy." Section 3, "The 1990s," includes: "Heritage Language Teaching in Canadian Schools"; "Empowerment through Biliteracy"; "Multicultural Education and Technology: Promise and Pitfalls"; "Babel Babble: Reframing the Discourse of Diversity"; "Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education: A Mainstream Issue?"; and "Alternative Paradigms in Bilingual Education Research: Does Theory Have a Place?" (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Ireland