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Title Language issues in comparative education : inclusive teaching and learning in non-dominant languages and cultures / edited by Carol Benson, Kimmo Kosonen
Published Rotterdam ; Boston : SensePublishers, [2013]
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Series Comparative and international education ; v. 24
Comparative and international education (Sense Publishers) ; v. 24
Contents Introduction / Kimmo Kosonen, Carol Benson -- Language-in-Education Policy Issues. Canada's Big Chill / Jessica Ball, Onowa McIvor -- The Use of Non-Dominant Languages in Education in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam / Kimmo Kosonen -- Language in Afghanistan's Education Reform / Stephen A. Bahry -- Language and Liberation / Birgit Brock-Utne -- Community and Parent Voices. Indigenous Mexican Languages and the Politics of Language Shift in the United States / Laura Menchaca Bishop, Prema Kelley -- "We Lost our Culture with Civilization" / Karla Giuliano Sarr -- Classroom Practices and Teacher Voices. First Language-Based Preschools in Adivasi Communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh / Gowri Vijayakumar, Elizabeth Pearce, Meherun Nahar -- Teachers as Agents of Change Within Indigenous Education Programs in Guatemala and Mexico / Janelle M. Johnson -- Effective Activities to Support Teachers' Transition into the MTBMLEi Classroom in the Philippines / Rebecca Stone -- English Medium Instruction and Examining in Zanzibar / Pauline Rea-Dickins, Guoxing Yu -- Implementation of Local Curriculum in Mozambican Primary Schools / Nuzzly Ruiz de Forsberg, Alícia Borges Månsson -- Culture as a Vehicle, not a Bridge / Kerry White -- Researcher Voices. Teaching and Assessing Independent Reading Skills in Multilingual African Countries / Leila Schroeder -- Exploring the Development of Reading in Multilingual Education Programs / Stephen L. Walter -- Towards Adopting a Multilingual Habitus in Educational Development / Carol Benson
Summary Annotation This volume compiles a unique yet complementary collection of chapters that take a strategic comparative perspective on education systems, regions of the world, and/or ethnolinguistic communities with a focus on non-dominant languages and cultures in education. Comparison and contrast within each article and across articles illustrates the potential for using home languages - which in many cases are in non-dominant positions relative to other languages in society - in inclusive multilingual and multicultural forms of education. The 22 authors demonstrate how bringing non-dominant languages and cultures into schooling has liberatory, transformative potential for learners from ethnolinguistic communities that have previously been excluded from access to quality basic education. The authors deal not only with educational development in specific low-income and emerging countries in Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Philippines Thailand and Vietnam), Latin America (Guatemala and Mexico) and Africa (Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania), but also with efforts to reach marginalized ethnolinguistic communities in high-income North American countries (Canada and the USA). In the introductory chapter the editors highlight common and cross-cutting themes and propose appropriate, sometimes new terminology for the discussion of linguistic and cultural issues in education, particularly in low-income multilingual countries. Likewise, using examples from additional countries and contexts, the three final chapters address cross-cutting issues related to language and culture in educational research and development. The authors and editors of this volume share a common commitment to comparativism in their methods and analysis, and aim to contribute to more inclusive and relevant education for all. "A richly textured collection which offers a powerful vision of the possible, now and in the future." Alamin Mazrui, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA "This book takes the local perspective of non-dominant language communities in arguing for a multilingual habitus in educational development. Benson and Kosonen masterfully extend theories and clarify terminology that is inclusive of the non-dominant contexts described here." Ofelia Garcia, City University of New York, USA
Analysis Education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Comparative education.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Benson, Carolyn Joy.
Kosonen, Kimmo.
ISBN 1306202566
9462092176 (hardback)
9462092184 (electronic bk.)
9789462092174 (hardback)
9789462092181 (electronic bk.)