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Flexible Multilingual Education: Putting Childrens Needs First Jean-Jacques Weber

Flexible Multilingual Education: Putting Childrens Needs First

Jean-Jacques Weber

Published June 26th 2014
ISBN : 9781306739375
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226 pages
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This book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts childrens needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon childrens actual home resources and providesMoreThis book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts childrens needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon childrens actual home resources and provides access to both the local and global languages that students need for their educational and professional success. It argues that, as more and more children grow up multilingually in our globalised world, there is a need for more nuanced multilingual solutions in language-in-education policies. The case studies reveal that flexible multilingual education rather than mother tongue education is the most promising way of moving towards the elusive goal of educational equity in todays world of globalisation, migration and superdiversity.