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Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education

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    Recently intensified global mobility has reinforced the interest for ethnolinguistic diversity and multilingualism in education and society. Interdisciplinary Research Approaches to Multilingual Education brings together current interdisciplinary perspectives in multilingual and second language education to examine research and language teaching in specific countries, as well as different aspects of multilingual education that include language policies and ICT applications.

    Containing context-specific practical interventions and relevant theoretical approaches, it considers the contemporary challenges of language policies and practices to inform teacher and curriculum development based on international empirical research. The chapters of this book are centered around the following themes:

    • Educational programs and policies

    • Teaching and learning

    • Linguistic diversity

    • ICT and language learning

    This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in language education, bilingual education, second/foreign language learning, CALL, and applied linguistics. It will also appeal to educational administrators and those involved with language education policies.

    Part A: Educational Programs and Policies  1. Linguistic Rights and Educational Policies: Aspects of Minority Language Education in Europe  2. Building a Multilingual Learning Community: Educational Partnerships with Parents in a Multilingual Preschool in Iceland  3. Case Study Research on the Less Known Multilingual Educational Program of Val d’ Aran in Catalonia, Spain: Students' Attitudes  4. Diversity in Language Teaching and Democratization of Education: A Critical Approach  Part B: Teaching and Learning  5. Non-verbal Communication in Wordless Comics  6. Plurilingualism in Linguistically Diverse Language Classrooms: Respecting and Validating Student Identity  7. Factors Affecting, and Methods to Improve, the Language Development of EAL Learners  8. Conversations Within: Journal writing as an Alternative Form of Exploration in Foreign Language Pedagogy  9. Lived Experiences among Learners of Chinese Origin in Complementary Schools in Spain  10. Stories, Second Language Writers and Genre Awareness  Part C: Linguistic Diversity  11. Identity vs. Diversity: Issues on recognition, ‘management’ and acceptance of diversity  12. Evolution in Terms of Theoretical Conceptualization of Translanguaging in Applied Linguistics: The Example of Greek and French Language Classrooms  13. Language Diversity in Three Italian Communities in The UΚ:Heritage Languages and Code Switching  14. Acquisition of Grammatical Phenomena in French as a Foreign Language  15. Is Translanguaging a Possibility in a Language Class? Theoretical Issues and Applications in an EFL Class  Part D: ICT and Language Learning  16. Virtual Museums of Music and Ballet in Foreign Language Education  17. Exploring Computer-Mediated Second Language Oral Proficiency Testing  18. Augmented Reality-Based Creation of Comics in Primary Education  19. Developing Pedagogically Meaningful Learning Objects for Foreign Language Education  20. Blogging to Develop Writing Skills in a Greek Secondary EFL Classroom  21. Computer-Based Educational Program: Developing E-learning Skills within German Language Training for Specific Purposes



    Vasilia Kourtis–Kazoullis is an associate professor at the Department of Primary Education at the University of the Aegean, Greece.

    Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek Language and Culture at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada, and teaches at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Canada.

    Eleni Skourtou is a professor at the Department of Primary Education at the University of the Aegean, Greece.

    Peter Pericles Trifonas is a professor at the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto, Canada.