Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education

Edited by Tara Williams Fortune and Diane J. Tedick

Published by Multilingual Matters


Language immersion programs can play a central role in U.S. schools by providing an effective way to give students a high quality education and the opportunity to become proficient in more than one language. This volume explores how language immersion offers learners the opportunity to acquire language skills via "pathways" through the system that lead to multilingualism, including foreign language ("one-way"), "two-way," and indigenous immersion programs. Articles by well-known leaders in the field take stock of what has been learned about implementing immersion education, offer fresh insights from well-established immersion programs, and describe its practice in a variety of new settings. The collection serves as a significant reference work for both researchers and practitioners, giving readers access to a rich set of research and practice reports that deal with immersion education broadly and deeply. 2008 286 pages

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