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Title: Language, Power and Pedagogy: Bilingual Children in the Crossfire
Written By: Jim Cummins
Description:

KEY FEATURES
* Links theory, research, policy and practice as a means of contributing to the improvement of educational practice
* Cummins conceptualises the relationship between theory and practice as two-way and ongoing
* Not only explores language learning and teaching issues, but also the influence of power relations in society

DESCRIPTION
As linguistic diversity increases in countries around the world, policy- makers and educators are faced with complex and conflictual egarding appropriate ways of educating a multilingual school population. This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher-pupil interaction in the classroom.

CONTENTS
PART I Theory as Dialogue
1. Issues and Contexts; 2. Language Interaction in the Classroom: from Coercive to Collaborative Relations of Power
PART II The Nature of Language Proficiency
3. Language Proficiency in Academic Contexts; 4. Critiques of the Conversational/Academic Language Proficiency Distinction; 5. Assessing Second Language Proficiency among Adults; 6. Dilemmas of Inclusion
PART III From Bilingual Education to Transformative Pedagogy
7. The Threshold and Interdependence Hypotheses Revisited; 8. Research, Theory and Policy in Bilingual Education: Evaluating the Credibility of Empirical Data; 9. Challenging the Discourse of Disempowerment through Critical Dialogue; 10. Transformative Pedagogy
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Subject (Book Data classification): Teaching of ethnic minorities (E352), Bilingualism and multilingualism (L225)

Level: research/ professionals (R)/ postgraduate (P)/ undergraduate (U)

Territory: world rights

MM Series: BE
MM Subject interests: 100, 110, 1000

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853594741
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 306 p
Prices: #49.95/ US$79.95/ CAN$99.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853594733
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 306 p
Prices: #21.95/ US$34.95/ CAN$44.95