Language in Multicultural Education

Edited by:
Farideh Salili, The University of Hong Kong
Rumjahn Hoosain, The University of Hong Kong

A volume in the series: Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives. Editor(s): Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Published 2005

Many books on multicultural education focus on a country and provide indepth discussion of issues pertinent to that country at the time. Alternately, understanding of multicultural education is sought through comparison between a society of special interest and a reference society, often the United States. An interesting recent example is Constructing Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society by Ilghiz Sinagatullin (2003), drawing on the author’s knowledge of Russia and more particularly the Republic of Bashkortostan, itself an ethnically and culturally diverse part of Russia. The approach taken in this volume is to focus on an aspect of diversity, and look at its ramifications across the world. This provides an understanding of the nature of multicultural education itself, as well as insights into local issues through the experience of other places.

CONTENTS
English And/or Mother-tongue Instruction: Ambivalence In Post-apartheid South Africa, Victoria J. Baker. Understanding The Power Of Words In Multicultural Education And Interactions, Festus E. Obiakor and Darren J. Smith. Linguistic And Cultural Heterogeneity In The Classroom: Canada And Beyond, John Edwards. Follow-up Study Of Middle School Two-way Students: Language Proficiency, Achievement And Attitudes, Kathryn J. Lindholm-leary and Annette Ferrante. Second Language Teaching For Multilingualism And Multiculturalism: Politics, Challenges, And Possibilities, Ryuko Kubota. Fostering Equity Curriculum And Pedagogy: Educating Students With Dialectical Variations, Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney. Complexity Of Language Issues In School Desegregation: Case Studies Of Latino Students In The U.S. And Roma Students In Bulgaria, Susan Roberta Katz, Hristo Kyuchukov, and Kevin J. Graziano. Children As Language Brokers: A Narrative Of The Recollections Of College Students, Terii L. De Ment, Raymond Buriel and Christina M. Villanueva. “A L’école On Parle Français”: Second Language Acquisition And The Creation Of Community In A Multiethnic Montreal Kindergarten, Mela Sarkar. Language Culture And Schooling In The US, E. Garcia. The Effects Of Medium Of Instruction On Students’ Motivational Orientation And Learning Strategies, Farideh Salili and Amy Tsui.