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The fourth edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written as an introductory text from a cross-disciplinary perspective, 19 chapters cover individual and societal issues in minority and majority languages.


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The fourth edition of this best-selling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. Written as an introductory text from a cross-disciplinary perspective, 19 chapters cover individual and societal issues in minority and majority languages.

30 review for Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    This was my textbook for a summer class. A good, thorough introduction to language, bilingualism, multilingualism, policies, education, etc. I found it slightly repetitive in some chapters, but Baker does that to show just how complex & interconnected the issues surrounded language education really are. If you want to know what it is I do for a living, this will give you an good idea about all areas concerning language education and all its various implementations.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cait Webster

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Stephane

    Read (almost) all of it for school early this year, so I decided to add it. I found it very throughout, I suppose it is the 6th edition for a reason! Overall a great introduction to bilingual education, offer an extensive reference list for anyone who would like to delve deeper into a specific concept. Supports the reader's interests, if one is engaged with the topic, of course. As a textbook, I found it very functional, easy to apprehend and well structured. Includes a very useful summary of ma Read (almost) all of it for school early this year, so I decided to add it. I found it very throughout, I suppose it is the 6th edition for a reason! Overall a great introduction to bilingual education, offer an extensive reference list for anyone who would like to delve deeper into a specific concept. Supports the reader's interests, if one is engaged with the topic, of course. As a textbook, I found it very functional, easy to apprehend and well structured. Includes a very useful summary of main ideas covered through every chapters. At time a little dry, and repetitive. As far as textbooks go, you could do a lot worse!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Umama

    For those of you studying for your bilingual education assessment and need to have information related to the foundations of Bilingual and Multilingual/cultural Education. This is a great book to use. Very informative.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Camila

    This book desperately needed an editor. The information is not organized logically.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    I'm finally done with this big, fat book on bilingual education and I must say it is incredibly thorough! I read all 19 chapters and have learned a LOT of theory and much about the realities of bilingual education in the United States and some other countries. The book takes a sociocultural view on language and begins by describing what bilingualism IS, how it is developed, how education systems can promote or discourage bilingualism, and also stays conscious of all of the political aspects of l I'm finally done with this big, fat book on bilingual education and I must say it is incredibly thorough! I read all 19 chapters and have learned a LOT of theory and much about the realities of bilingual education in the United States and some other countries. The book takes a sociocultural view on language and begins by describing what bilingualism IS, how it is developed, how education systems can promote or discourage bilingualism, and also stays conscious of all of the political aspects of language, especially here in the United States. I really enjoyed reading this book because I felt like it was all very well connected and there was a lot there but it was not necessarily overwhelming. The language isn't too technical and it's pretty easy on the eyes. The summaries at the end of each chapter are also great. I'd recommend this to anyone who's interested in learning a lot about bilingual education. Yes, parts are kind of redundant but it's an excellent, insightful read for all types of educators.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Great book. You learn how bilingual education began in the states, what it has become throughout the years and what it can become. There are many policies having to due with Bilingual education, yet not many schools are following the laws. Great informative book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ginni Dickinson

    Excellent textbook on bilingualism. Read it for a class and learned a lot. I know I will use it in future classes and in teaching.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    UGH, boring. Lots of contextless information artlessly thrown out at the reader.

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    Sandraliz Rodriguez

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