Migration, Multilingualism and Education: Critical Perspectives on Inclusion

Edited by: Latisha Mary, Ann-Birte Krüger, Andrea S. Young

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This book explores the question of how equitable and inclusive education can be implemented in heterogeneous classes where learners' languages and cultures reflect the social reality of mass migration and everyday plurilingualism. The book brings together researchers and practitioners working in inclusive teaching and learning in a variety of migration contexts from pre-school to university. The book opens with an exploration of the relationship between language ideologies and policies with respect to the inclusion of learners for whom the language of education is not the language spoken in the home. The following section focuses on innovative pedagogical practices which allow migrants to be socially, culturally and institutionally included at school and at university while using their plurilingual competences as resources for learning/teaching and allowing them to fully realise their potential.

Brilliantly framed at beginning and end by two powerhouse scholars in multilingual education, this volume addresses central questions of how learners' own languages (or language varieties), cultural practices and identities can be included in pedagogical approaches that challenge an overarching monolingual habitus. The chapters are interspersed with brief personal testimonies, giving life to the agency of educators who find ways, even in the most constrained and debilitating of spaces, to celebrate and build on the richly diverse repertoires of learners.

Carol Benson, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA

In this outstanding book, high-quality studies from diverse global contexts provide compelling evidence that multilingual pedagogy is fundamental to inclusive education. The research presented here demonstrates that all learners benefit when their language repertoires enter the classroom as authentic learning resources. This book is essential reading for anyone engaged in educational research or practice.

Angela Creese, University of Stirling, UK

Latisha Mary is an associate professor in the INSPÉ-Faculty of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Strasbourg, France.

Ann-Birte Krüger is an associate professor in the INSPÉ Besançon- Faculty of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France.

Andrea S. Young is a professor in the INSPÉ-Faculty of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Strasbourg, France.


Part 1: Ideology Drives Policy: Rethinking Inclusion

Chapter 1. Christine Hélot: Pushing Back Monoglossic Ideologies of Language: Towards Transformative and Inclusive Pedagogies for 21st Century Multilingual Classrooms     

Chapter 2. Judith Purkarthofer: Lines of Exclusion and Possibilities of Inclusion: A Tale of Two Schools in Austria
Renata Emilsson Peskova: The Value of Languages in a Multilingual Classroom

Chapter 3: Julie A. Panagiotopoulou, Lisa Rosen and Jenna Strzykala: Multilingual Teachers Meet Recently Arrived Students: Language Ideologies and Practices in Preparatory Classes in Germany
Maryse Adam-Maillet: Supporting Plurilingual Students through Building Professional Educational Networks

Chapter 4. Nathalie Thomauske: Parents Speaking Other Languages in Early Childhood Settings: A 'Language Barrier' for Building an Inclusive Partnership of Education Between Practitioners and Parents?    
Marie-Claire Simonin: Establishing A Relationship of Trust Between Parents and School

Chapter 5. Kirsten Rosiers: 'Dutch if Possible, and Also When It's Not': The Inclusion of Multilingualism in Declared, Perceived and Practiced Language Policies in a Brussels Secondary School
Jordan Foster: The Importance of Supporting Students' First Languages: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

Chapter 6. Junko Majima and Chiho Sakurai: A Longitudinal Study of Emergent Bilinguals among Chinese Pupils at a Japanese Public School: A Focus on Language Policies and Inclusion 
Andy Hancock: Inclusive Practices in Multilingual Schools         

Chapter 7. Latisha Mary and Andrea S. Young: 'To Make Headway You Have to Go Against the Flow': Resisting Dominant Discourses and Supporting Emergent Bilinguals in a Multilingual Pre-School in France
Frederike Groothoff: From a Monolingual to a Multilingual Approach in Primary Schools in The Netherlands

Chapter 8. Stéphanie Galligani and Diana-Lee Simon: Rethinking Inclusion: A Case Study of an Innovative University Diploma for Refugee Students in Grenoble (France)
Samúel Lefever: The Empowering Role of Teachers

Part 2: 'Actuality Implies Possibility': New Practices of Inclusion

Chapter 9. Roula Kitsiou, Sofia Tsioli, George Androulakis and Inaam Alibrahim: Experiences, Challenges and Potential of Implementing a Participatory Approach to Designing Educational Material for and with Refugee Women in Greece
Sylvie Birot-Freyburger: Recognising Parents as a Resource

Chapter 10. Maite T. Sánchez and Ivana Espinet: Transforming Our Classrooms to Embrace Students' Multilingualism Through Translanguaging Pedagogy
Joy Pénard: Monolingualism as a Cure for Language Disorder?        

Chapter 11.  Timea Kádas Pickel: 'Spaces of Power, Spaces of Resistance': Identity Negotiation Through Autobiography with Newcomer Immigrant Students
Kia Kimhag: Understanding, Adapting and Being Noticed in a New School Context

Chapter 12. Vicky Macleroy: Framing Critical Perspectives on Migration, Fairness and Belonging Through the Lens of Young People's Multilingual Digital Stories           
Marie-Paule Lory: A Non-Traditional Approach to Listening to Students' Voices

Chapter 13. Ann-Birte Krüger and Nathalie Thamin: Inclusion Strategies for Emergent Bilingual Pupils in Pre-School in France: The Importance of the Home-School Relationship
Jean Conteh: Funds of Knowledge in Home, School and Research

Chapter 14. Ondine Gage: Teacher Language Awareness: A Personal and Pedagogical Journey   
Mayo Oyama: Awakening to Languages for Japanese Primary Schools  

Chapter 15. Rosa Maria Faneca, Maria Helena Araújo e Sá and Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer: Fostering More Inclusive Linguistic Practices in Portuguese Classrooms: Is Teacher Education the Key for Integrating Heritage Languages?    
Kathelijne Jordens: Suitably Equipped: Towards Confidently Handling a Multicultural Class

Chapter 16. Jim Cummins: Pedagogies of Powerful Communication: Enabling Minoritized Students to Express, Expand and Project Identities of Competence


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