The new edition of 'Bilinguality and Literacy' argues that bilingual children's literacy learning in English is necessarily an intercultural process. Children's voices are strong in this revised, updated and expanded edition and looks closely at bilingual children's writing development in view of the Ofsted statement that 'fluent bilingual pupils struggle with writing (2003).'
'Bilinguality and Literacy' will be of interest to undergraduate students of applied linguistics, teacher training courses, and academics researching multilingualism and literacy.
'The new edition of Bilinguality and Literacy is a valuable resource in the current climate for practitioners, student teachers, policy makers and others interested in the achievement of bilingual pupils... It is an informative and inspiring read.' -Clare Kelly, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
'The original version of this book has been particularly popular with teacher educators and student teachers. In this new revised edition Manjula Datta looks closely at and exemplifies how bilingual children think and learn. It is particularly welcome as a valuable resource for teachers at a time when there is greater recognition in the English education system of the value of bilingualism in children's learning.' -Dr. Raymonde Sneddon, University of East London, UK