book notice: Bilinguality and Biliteracy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Wed Sep 5 16:49:05 UTC 2007

Bilinguality and Literacy, Second Edition: Principles and Practice
2007: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Editor: Manjula Datta

The new edition of 'Bilinguality and Literacy' argues that bilingual
children's literacy learning in English is necessarily an
intercultural process. Children's voices are strong in this revised,
updated and expanded edition and looks closely at bilingual children's
writing development in view of the Ofsted statement that 'fluent
bilingual pupils struggle with writing (2003).' 'Bilinguality and
Literacy' will be of interest to undergraduate students of applied
linguistics, teacher training courses, and academics researching
multilingualism and literacy.

'The new edition of Bilinguality and Literacy is a valuable resource
in the current climate for practitioners, student teachers, policy
makers and others interested in the achievement of bilingual pupils...
It is an informative and inspiring read.'
-Clare Kelly, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

'The original version of this book has been particularly popular with
teacher educators and student teachers. In this new revised edition
Manjula Datta looks closely at and exemplifies how bilingual children
think and learn. It is particularly welcome as a valuable resource for
teachers at a time when there is greater recognition in the English
education system of the value of bilingualism in children's learning.'
-Dr. Raymonde Sneddon, University of East London, UK

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