The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
1. Edition September 2017
688 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education presents the first comprehensive international reference work of the latest policies, practices, and theories related to the dynamic interdisciplinary field of bilingual and multilingual education.
* Represents the first comprehensive reference work that covers bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural educational policies and practices around the world
* Features contributions from 78 established and emerging international scholars
* Offers extensive coverage in sixteen chapters of language and education issues in specific and diverse regional/geographic contexts, including South Africa, Mexico, Latvia, Cambodia, Japan, and Texas
* Covers pedagogical issues such as language assessment as well as offering evolving perspectives on the needs of specific learner populations, such as ELLs, learners with language impairments, and bilingual education outside of the classroom
Sovicheth Boun is an Assistant Professor of ESL and Literacy in the Department of Secondary and Higher Education at Salem State University. His research interests include bi-/multilingual education and policies (in both Cambodia and the U.S.), language ideologies, language teacher identities, and K-12 schooling experiences of Southeast Asian American students.
Ofelia García is Professor in the Ph.D. programs in Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has been Professor of Bilingual Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, and at The City College of New York; and has been Dean of the School of Education at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. García has published widely in the areas of sociology of language, language policy, bilingualism, and bilingual education. She is the General Editor of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language and the co-editor of Language Policy (with H. Kelly-Holmes).