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The Multilingual Edge of Education

  • Piet Van Avermaet
  • Stef Slembrouck
  • Koen Van Gorp
  • Sven Sierens
  • Katrijn Maryns

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Piet Van Avermaet, Stef Slembrouck, Koen Van Gorp, Sven Sierens, Katrijn Maryns
    Pages 1-6
  3. Multilingualism in Education in a Context of Globalisation: A Status Quaestionis

  4. Linguistic Diversity in the Home Context and the Normative Discourses of Educational Institutions

  5. Perception, Experiential Voice and Narrative in Accounts of Multilingualism

  6. The Added Value of Plurilingual Repertoires

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-374

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the need to develop new educational perspectives in which multilingualism is valorised and strategically used in settings and contexts of instruction and learning. Situated in the current educational debate about multilingualism and ethno-linguistic minorities, chapter authors examine the polarised response to heightened linguistic diversity and how the debate is very much premised on binary views of monolingualism and multi- or bilingualism. Contributors argue that the diverse linguistic backgrounds of immigrant and minority students should be considered an asset, instead of being regarded as a barrier to teaching and learning. From its title through to its conclusion, this book underlines the current perspective of multilingualism as possessing cutting edge potential for transforming diverse classrooms into more inhabitable, more equitable and more efficiently organised spaces for learning. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers in educational linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, pedagogics, educational studies, and educational anthropology.

Keywords

Translanguaging Monolingualism Bilingualism Classroom Diversity ethno-linguistic minorities minority languages immigrant education

Editors and affiliations

  • Piet Van Avermaet
    • 1
  • Stef Slembrouck
    • 2
  • Koen Van Gorp
    • 3
  • Sven Sierens
    • 4
  • Katrijn Maryns
    • 5
  1. 1.Ghent UniversityGentBelgium
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityGentBelgium
  3. 3.Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIUSA
  4. 4.Ghent UniversityGentBelgium
  5. 5.Ghent UniversityGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-54856-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54855-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54856-6
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