Dual Language Education in the US: Rethinking Pedagogy, Curricula, and Teacher Education to Support Dual Language Learning for All, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Dual Language Education in the US

Rethinking Pedagogy, Curricula, and Teacher Education to Support Dual Language Learning for All, 1st Edition

Edited by Pablo Ramirez, Christian Faltis


160 pages

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Originally published as a special issue of the journal Theory into Practice, this text examines innovative practices and research relating to Dual Language Education (DLE) in the US.

Offering a variety of perspectives, contributors consider how dual language learning can benefit English-speaking and partner-language students across K-12, and explore how multilingualism can be harnessed for wider academic success. By investigating the ways in which schools and teachers have ensured provision of an effective DLE curriculum, chapters identify pedagogies and learning environments which support dual language learning, and consider how policy, curricula, and teacher education can be designed to promote social justice and diversity through broader access to dual programs.

This book will be of interest to graduate and post graduate students, researchers, academics, professionals and policy makers in the field of multicultural education, international & comparative education, bilingualism studies, education policy and pedagogy.

Table of Contents

PART I: Dual Language Teacher Preparation and Pedagogy


1. Dual Language Education in the US: Rethinking Pedagogy, Curricula, and Teacher Education to Support Dual Language Learning for All

Pablo C. Ramirez & Christian J. Faltis

2. Preparing Critically Conscious Dual Language Teachers: Recognizing and Interrupting Dominant Ideologies

Cristina Alfaro

3. The Development of Culturally Proficient Global Dual Language Teachers

and Teacher Education Programs-Moving Beyond Mandates

Reyes Quezada & Vivian Alexandrowicz

4. Bilingualism, Biliteracy, Biculturalism and Critical Consciousness for All:

Proposing a Fourth Fundamental Goal for Two-Way Dual Language Education

Deborah Palmer, Claudia Cervantes –Soon & Daniel Dornier-Heiman



PART II: Dual Language Education and Critical Consciousness


5. A Multilingualism as a Resource Orientation in Dual Language Education

Ester de Jong &



6. Challenging Damaging Ideologies: Are Dual Language Education Practices Addressing Learners’ Linguistic Rights?

María E. Fránquiz, María G. Leija & Cinthia S. Salina

7. The Problems and Possibilities:

Zitlali Moralez & Maravilla


PART III: The Intersection of Dual Language Education and Social Justice

8. Dual Languaging as Strategy and Translanguaging as Tactic in Two-Way

Dual Language Programs

Jessica Summerville- Braun & Christian J. Faltis

9. The expansion of dual language bilingual education into new communities

and languages: The case of Hebrew in a New York City public middle school

Sharon Avni & Kate Menken

10. Secondary Dual Language Learners and Emerging Pedagogies: The

Intersectionality of Language, Culture and Community

Pablo C. Ramírez

11. Diverse Perspectives in Dual Language Education

Pablo C. Ramírez & Christian J. Faltis

About the Editors

Pablo C. Ramírez is Associate Professor in the Division of Teacher Education, at California State University Dominguez Hills, US.

Christian J. Faltis is Professor of Bilingual Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Ohio State University, US

About the Series

Routledge Research in Language Education

The Routledge Research in Language Education series provides a platform for established and emerging scholars to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Language Education. This series welcomes books on all areas of language teaching and learning, including but not limited to language education policy and politics, multilingualism, literacy, L1, L2 or foreign language acquisition, curriculum, classroom practice, pedagogy, teaching materials, and language teacher education and development. Books in the series are not limited to the discussion of the teaching and learning of English only.


Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Emilie Coin: [email protected] – Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Secondary