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Multilingual Matters, 2006 - 492pages
Key Features: (additions to the fourth edition) The educational mainstreaming of bilingual children; Effective practices in bilingual schools and classrooms; The achievement gap in bilinguals; Recent changes in bilingual education in the United States (e.g. NCLB); Dual Language schools; Heritage language education; The recent politics of bilingual education; The spread of English as a global language; The advantages and disadvantages of English as a second or third language; Identity and multiple identities; Endangered languages; Language planningDescriptionThe fourth edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written as an introductory text from a cross-disciplinary perspective, 19 chapters cover individual and societal issues in minority and majority languages.