Continua of Biliteracy

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue May 20 12:40:58 UTC 2003

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 Continua of Biliteracy: An Ecological Framework for Educational Policy,
Research and Practice in Multilingual Settings

Series: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Editor: Nancy H. Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania

Hardback: ISBN: 1853596558, Pages: 370, Price:
Paperback: ISBN: 185359654X, Pages: 370, Price:


Biliteracy - the use of two or more languages in and around writing-
is an inescapable feature of lives and schools worldwide, yet one
which most educational policy and practice continue blithely to
ignore.  The continua of biliteracy featured in the present volume
offers a comprehensive yet flexible model to guide educators,
researchers, and policy-makers in designing, carrying out, and
evaluating educational programs for the development of bilingual and
multilingual learners, each program adapted to its own specific
context, media, and contents.

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