Module Identifier ED30820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment Assignment   Assignment(s) totalling 5,000 words or reasonable equivalent. This can include one assignment based on reading and one on project work.   100%  
Further details  

Aims of the module

Brief description
This module considers the 'what', 'why' and 'how' of bilingual education. The 'what' question examines educational responses to linguisitic and cultural diversity in different national and regional contexts. The 'why' question looks at the role of education in processes of social reproduction in multilingual settings, and examines the ways the construction of 'legitimate languages' and linguistic and cultural values are shaped. The 'how' question focuses on the routines and communicative practices of day to day life in bilingual and multilingual schools and classrooms.

The lectures will be based on the following topics:

The tutorials / seminars will provide opportunities for students to further explore and discuss themes which are introduced in the lectures.

Reading Lists
Baker, C.. (1996) Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 2nd. Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters
Garcia, O. and Baker, C. (eds.). (1995) Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education: Extending the Foundations. Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters
Grosjean, F.. (1982) Life with Two Languages. MA: Harvard University Press
Hoffman, C.. (1991) An Introduction to Bilingualism. London: Longman
Romaine, S.. (1995) Bilingualism. 2nd. Oxford: Blackwell