[lg policy] Book notice: International Perspectives on Bilingual Education: Policy, Practice, and Controversy

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International Perspectives on Bilingual Education: Policy, Practice,
and Controversy

Edited by John E. Petrovic, The University of Alabama

A volume in International Perspectives on Educational Policy,
Research, and Practice

Series Editor: Kathryn M. Borman, University of South Florida

This book is a defense of linguistic pluralism and language policies
and practices in education that sustain that ideal. Educational
meanings and models are influenced by different populations and
different social and historical contexts. International comparisons
can shed interesting light on the issues. Therefore, the purpose of
the book is to provide scholars an international comparative
understanding of language policy, its relation to educational
practice, and current debates within the field. This book will be of
interest to policy-makers, scholars, and graduate students in the
areas of bilingual education, language policy, and sociolinguistics.


Foreword (Terrence G. Wiley, Arizona State University)


Section 1: Policy

1. Language Minority Education in the United States: Power and Policy
(John E. Petrovic, The University of Alabama)

2. Language Minority Rights and Educational Policy in Canada (Thomas
Ricento and Andreea Cervatiuc, University of Calgary)

3. Education Policy and Language Shift in Guatemala (Ivonne Heinze
Balcazar, California State University – Dominguez Hills)

Section 2: Practice

4. Transitions to Biliteracy: Creating Positive Academic Trajectories

for Emerging Bilinguals in the United States (Kathy Escamilla and
Susan Hopewell, University of Colorado)

5. Bilingualism and Biliteracy in India: Implications for Education
(Prema K. S. Rao, Jayashree C. Shanbal, Sarika Khurana, All India
Institute of Speech and Hearing)

6. Making Choices for Sustainable Social Plurilingualism: Some
Reflections from the Catalan Language Area (F. Xavier Vila i Moreno,
Universitat de Barcelona/Institut d’Estudis Catalans)

Section 3: Controversy

7. Reorienting Language-as-Resource (Richard Ruiz, University of Arizona)

8. The Role of Language in Theories of Academic Failure for Linguistic
Minorities (Jeff MacSwan and Kellie Rolstad, Arizona State University)

9. A Postliberal Critique of Language Rights: Toward a Politics of
Language for a Linguistics of Contact (Christopher Stroud, University
of the Western Cape)

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