Foundations for Multilingualism in Education: From Principles to Practice

This foundational textbook equips pre-service and in-service educators with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed language and literacy education decisions in school. De Jong goes beyond traditional discussions about "the best bilingual or multilingual model", and introduces four core principles that are applicable across a wide range of multilingual contexts (including bilingual, multilingual, and English-medium programs): Striving for Educational Equity; Affirming Identities; Promoting Additive Bi/Multilingualism; and Structuring for Integration. Key Features include guiding questions and key terms preview major concepts; tables, figures, U.S. and international examples, glossary, and index make chapter content accessible and practical; and critical issues questions, application and reflection activities, and recommended readings at the end of each chapter extend student learning