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Dealing with Multilingualism in Education. A Case Study of a Dutch Primary School Classroom.

Bezemer, Jeff (2003) Dealing with Multilingualism in Education. A Case Study of a Dutch Primary School Classroom. Akasant, Amsterdam. ISBN 9052601259

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Additional Information: This monograph reports on an empirical study of a multicultural primary school. Adopting an ethnographic approach, it sheds new light on multilingualism and education in the Netherlands, an issue which in the Dutch context was understood predominantly in terms of psychometric and demolinguistic statistics. It uses innovative methodology in that it combines fine grained analysis of three different data sets, observations and audio-recordings of classroom interaction across the curriculum, semi-structured teacher interviews and analysis of policy documents. The study places the insights into everyday life in a multicultural school in the context of a critical analysis of current national and local educational policies. The book offers a rich sociolinguistic portrayal of how (mis)conceptions of students’ language proficiencies inform the teaching of the regular class, the minority language class and the Dutch-as-a-second-language class. Refereed by the editorial board of Studies in Multilingualism.
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Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 15:15
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