Multilingual Classroom Ecologies: Inter-relationships, Interactions, and Ideologies

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Angela Creese, Peter W. Martin
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 142 pages
The theme of this book is the multilingual classroom and the inter- relationships, interactions and ideologies that pertain in such classrooms. Drawing on studies from different multilingual communities in different parts of the world, the volume demonstrates the complex nature of the multilingual classroom from an ecological perspective.
 

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Contents

Multilingual Classroom Ecologies
1
Interactions and Interrelationships Around Text
25
Talk Around Text Literacy Practices Cultural Identity
42
Language Ethnicity and the Mediation of Allegations
61
Constructing Discursive Practices in School
77
Baro Afkaaga Hooyo A Case Study of Somali Literacy
93
Bilingual Resources
107
Foreignborn Teachers in the Multilingual Classroom
123
Afterword Ecology and Ideology in Multilingual
136
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Angela Creese is a lecturer in Bilingualism in Education and TEFL at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. Peter Martin is a senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the School of Education, University of Leicester.

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