Considering Trilingual Education

By Kathryn Henn-Reinke

© 2012 – Routledge

250 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Based in case studies conducted in the US, Europe, and Latin America, this book explores the feasibility and benefits of trilingual/ multilingual education in the United States. Currently, there are few programs in the country of this nature, as educators tend to conclude that English-language learners would be overwhelmed by study in additional languages. Henn-Reinke builds an argument supporting trilingual education in the US, discussing issues of identity, curriculum, pedagogy, and the impact of other psycho-socio-linguistic factors.

Table of Contents

1. Trilingualism 2. Hamelin/Laie Schools, Barcelona: Education in Castellano, English, and Catalan 3. American School of Barcelona: Education in Castellano, English, and Catalan 4. Colegio Pestalozzi, Buenos Aires: Education in Spanish, German and English 5. Riverview Elementary School, San Diego, CA: Education in Spanish, English and Mandarin Chinese 6. Awareness of Trilingual Immigrant Experiences in the U.S. 7. Conclusions. Trilingual Education Program: Planning Workbook.

About the Author

Kathryn Henn-Reinke is co-director of the ESL/bilingual program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDU020000
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education