Language and Education in Japan

Unequal Access to Bilingualism

  • Yasuko¬†Kanno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-206

About this book


The first critical ethnography of bilingual education in Japan. Based on fieldwork at five different schools, this examines the role of schools in the unequal distribution of bilingualism as cultural capital. It argues that schooling gives children unequal access to bilingualism thus socializing them into different futures.


access argue bibliography bilingual bilingualism Chinese education Japan

Authors and affiliations

  • Yasuko¬†Kanno
    • 1
  1. 1.Temple UniversityUSA

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