Kathleen Heugh & Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Eds)
Title Multilingual Education Works: From the Periphery to the Centre
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2010
8125041168 / 9788125041160
Seller ID 101835
For the last century or more, Western and Northern models of education have dominated countries of the South/South-East. These have seldom borne fruit in Africa, South America, South and South-East Asia becaause linguistic diversity and indigenous or organically developed educational practices have been largely overlooked. Such models have not met the needs of linguistically diverse communities on the margins. This volume responds to that challenge. It demonstrates successful practices in multilingual education, responsive to local conditions and with community participation, in low-income countries, even within limited budgetary investment. The examples in this volume foreground the systematic use of the mother tongue/local language, alongside an international language of wider communication and possibly a third language with regional or national significance. The case studies identify what works, as well as the risks and vulnerabilities. The West and North have much to learn from the practices presented and what the research contributes towards current theories in linguistics and education.Printed Pages: 376.
Multilingual Education Works: From the Periphery to the Centre Kathleen Heugh & Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Eds)