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Language Policy for the Multilingual Classroom Pedagogy of the Possible Edited by: Christine Hélot, Muiris Ó Laoire

Format:
Paperback - 240 pages
ISBN:
9781847693662
Published:
08 Jun 2011
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

With contributions from leading scholars all around the world, this volume underlines the ever-pressing need for new language in education policies to include all learners’ voices in the multilingual classroom and to empower teachers to develop responsive and transformative pedagogies. Using testimonies, narratives and examples from different international contexts, this book points clearly to what can be achieved practically in the multilingual classroom so that multilingual learners’ voices are legitimated, while also addressing the complex inter-relating sociolinguistic issues around the promotion of bilingualism and multilingualism in education.

Author Biography:

Christine Hélot is a professor of English and teacher educator at the University of Strasbourg in France. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College (Dublin). She has published several books and numerous articles both in French and English on bilingualism and bilingual education, language education policies, language awareness and intercultural education.

Muiris Ó Laoire is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland. A graduate of the National University of Ireland, he is author of books, textbooks and several articles and chapters on multilingualism, bilingualism language policy and pedagogy.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate


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