Negotiating multilingualism in an Irish primary school context

O'Rourke, B. (2011) Negotiating multilingualism in an Irish primary school context. In: Hélot, C. and Ó Laoire, M. (eds.) Language Policy for the Multilingual Classroom: Pedagogy of the Possible. Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism. Multilingual Matters: Bristol ; Buffalo, pp. 105-125. ISBN 9781847693679

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Abstract

With contributions from leading scholars all around the world, this volume underlines the ever-pressing need for new language in education policies to include all learners' voices in the multilingual classroom and to empower teachers to develop responsive and transformative pedagogies. Using testimonies, narratives and examples from different international contexts, this book points clearly to what can be achieved practically in the multilingual classroom so that multilingual learners' voices are legitimated, while also addressing the complex inter-relating sociolinguistic issues around the promotion of bilingualism and multilingualism in education.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Rourke, Professor Bernadette
Authors: O'Rourke, B.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Publisher:Multilingual Matters
ISBN:9781847693679

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