ERIC Number: EJ681023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Learning Geography Bilingually
Desforges, Luke; Jones, Rhys
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v28 n3 p411-424 Nov 2004
A concern with the role of the 'Other' in geography in higher education has led to work on the incorporation of marginalized social groups into learning contexts. Recently some authors have discussed the role of language in teaching, and in particular the dominant role of the English language in marginalizing non-Anglophonic students and subject matter. In this paper an empirical case study of the experiences of bilingual students at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth is developed. This research provides an account of the role of language in bilingual students' engagements with geography, and addresses the practicalities and the politics of enabling students with a diversity of linguistic skills to become full citizens of their geographical education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Language Role, English (Second Language), Language Minorities
Customer Services for Taylor & Francis Group Journals, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420 (Toll Free); Fax: 215-625-8914.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A