Bilingual education: International perspectives

Tracy, Rosemarie

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Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2015
Book title: International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences
Volume: 2
Page range: 580-586
Publisher: Wright, James D.
Place of publication: Amsterdam
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 978-0-08-100345-9 , 978-0-08-097086-8 , 978-0-08-097087-5
Edition: 2.
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Humanities > Anglistik I (Seniorprofessur) (Tracy 2019-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
400 Language, linguistics
Abstract: The article deals with the objectives and types of bilingual education, from traditional models such as immersion, submersion, and dual language curricula to current initiatives. Among the goals, assimilation of linguistic minorities, heritage-language maintenance, and linguistic empowerment are prominent. Reasons for the success or failure of various approaches are discussed, and it is shown how controversies and attitudes reflect dominant ideologies. It is argued that evidence from research on bilingualism/multilingualism in general and, in particular, on bilingualism in early childhood underscores the superb human ability to deal with more than one language at a time and, therefore, encourages efforts of implementing bilingual language programs throughout the educational system.

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