Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms: New Dilemmas for Teachers

Jennifer Margaret Miller, Alex Kostogriz, Margaret Mary Gearon

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Abstract

A critical reality of contemporary education in a globalised world is the growing cultural, racial and linguistic diversity in schools and the issues involved in educating increasing numbers of students who are still learning the dominant language. This poses extraordinary challenges for second and foreign language teachers in many countries, where such students must engage with the mainstream curriculum in a new language. What do these increasingly plurilingual and multicultural classrooms look like? And how do language teachers address the challenges of such diverse classrooms? This book brings together a group of well-recognised language education scholars who present their research in a range of international settings. They focus on the key areas of pedagogy, language policy and curriculum and exemplify new research directions in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherMultilingual Matters
Number of pages290
ISBN (Electronic)9781847692184
ISBN (Print)9781847692177
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • language education

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