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Title: Learning to be Literate
Subtitle: Multilingual Perspectives
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847690609
Series Title: MM Textbooks
Description:

This textbook brings together research on literacy and multilingualism from
a variety of settings: the learning of English in migrant destinations,
immersion and bilingual education, and the maintenance of heritage
languages. Designed to be accessible to students from a wide range of
disciplines, the book explores multilingualism as a global phenomenon at
both the individual and societal level, and literacy learning in a wide
variety of contexts. It uses both these discussions to explore the
theoretical and policy issues which are behind current educational
practice, and points to possible ways forward. Students are introduced to
examples of innovative and best practice from a range of international
contexts, and discussion points and suggested activities encourage them to
build on their own experiences as language learners. This is an ideal
introductory text for students on courses where a critical understanding of
language in education is necessary, as well as being a useful summary of
the field and its future directions for researchers, practitioners and
policy makers.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847690610
ISBN-13: 9781847690616
Pages: 152
Prices: U.K.£ 39.95
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ISBN: 1847690602
ISBN-13: 9781847690609
Pages: 152
Prices: U.K.£ 12.95
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