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
'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