Module Identifier ED30820  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester 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%
Supplementary Assessment All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. 
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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

This module considers the `what?, `why? and `how? of bilingual education. In the first part of the module, the `what? question opens up the range of educational policy responses to linguistic and cultural diversity in different national and regional contexts. The `why? question then shifts the focus to the reasons for the differences in the nature and outcomes of different types of policies and educational programmes. In the final part of the module, the `how? question focuses attention on the ways in which policies are translated into everyday practice in bilingual and multilingual schools and classrooms.



The lectures will be based on the following topics:

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

Reading Lists

Baker, C. (2000) Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 3rd. Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters
Garcia, O. and Baker, C. (eds.) (1995) Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education: Extending the Foundations Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters
Heller, M and Martin-Jones, M (eds.) (2001) Voices of Authority: Education and Linguistic Difference. Westport, CT: Ablex.
May, S (2001) Language and Minority Rights: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Politics of Language. London: Longman


This module is at CQFW Level 6