ERIC Number: ED467739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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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)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Heritage Education, Immersion Programs, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Psychological Testing, Public Policy, Student Empowerment, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Test Bias
Multilingual Matters, UTP, 2250 Military Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150 (cloth: ISBN-1-85359-476-8, $89.95; paper: ISBN-1-85359-475-X, $29.95). Web site: http://www.multilingual-matters.com.
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Ireland