[lg policy] Call for papers: Special issue of IJBEB on Immersion Education in the Early Years

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 4 16:15:10 UTC 2012

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Call for papers: Special issue of the

International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism on

Immersion Education in the Early Years

 Guest Editors: Tina Hickey and Anne-Marie Truscott de Mejia

This special issue will consider an area of bilingual education which
has grown significantly in research interest in recent years. The
topic encompasses settings in which children aged up to 6 years are
educated through either minority and/or majority language(s), in
either monolingual or dual-language immersion.* The aim of the special
issue is to collect a representative set of research contributions
exploring immersion in the early years, encompassing, but not limited
to, issues such as policy development and implementation, parental
motivation and attitudes, and pedagogical process and outcomes.
Related aims are the encouragement of international exchange on this
topic and the international dissemination of effective practice in
early years’ immersion. Papers examining early years’ immersion
education from all countries and regions are welcome. Those interested
in submitting a paper are invited to submit an abstract by 30 January,
as described below.

Submission guidelines

Deadline for receipt of Abstracts (400 words max.): 30 January 2012.
Abstracts should be

emailed as Ms Word attachments to tina.hickey at ucd.ie AND to
atruscot at uniandes.edu.co

Date of notification of authors of acceptance/rejection of abstracts:
12 March, 2012

Deadline for submission of full papers (max 7,000 words): 19 June
2012. Papers must

include 6 keywords, and author contact details. Figures must be in
.jpg or .tiff format

Planned year of publication of the issue: December, 2013

* Monolingual early immersion models offer early years’ experience
through a single language. This may be the second language of the
majority attending, with the aim of achieving additive bilingualism;
or a minority language that is the mother-tongue of at least some of
the children attending, to support/enrich that language before
exposure to the majority/community language. Dual-language immersion
preschools expose young children to two languages in the early years’
setting. One language may be the first language of some children, and
the other may be the dominant language of the wider community, with
the aim of supporting the mother-tongue of the non-dominant group and
developing bilingual competence in both groups.

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