Power, Prestige, and Bilingualism

Power, Prestige, and Bilingualism

International Perspectives on Elite Bilingual Education

eBook - 2002
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This book describes a particular type of educational provision referred to as ‘elite’ or ‘prestigious’ bilingual education, which caters mainly for upwardly mobile, highly educated, higher socio-economic status learners of two or more internationally useful languages. The development of different types of elite bilingual or multilingual educational provision is discussed and an argument is made for the need to study bilingual education in majority as well as in minority contexts.


This book describes a particular type of educational provision referred to as elite' or prestigious' bilingual education, which caters mainly for upwardly mobile, highly educated, higher socio-economic status learners of two or more internationally useful languages. The development of different types of elite bilingual or multilingual educational provision is discussed and an argument is made for the need to study bilingual education in majority as well as in minority contexts.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Multilingual Matters, ©2002
ISBN: 9781853595929
1853595926
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)

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