AA5343 - Principles of Multilingual Education
(FALL) (3 graduate credits)
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
(a) discuss in detail the intersection of education and multilingualism in developing countries;
(b) discuss knowledgeably the major perspectives on bilingualism;
(c) discuss and explain the phenomenon of bilingualism as a social pattern;
(d) discuss and explain research findings on the cognitive dimensions of bilingualism;
(e) discuss and explain research findings on the education consequences of bilingualism;
(f) define and compare various models of multilingual education;
(g) describe the major approaches to multilingual education which have been tried;
(h) discuss and explain the strengths and weaknesses of the major approaches to multilingual education;
(i) describe the major experiments in multilingual education which have been launched in the last 40 years;
(j) discuss and describe in detail the implementational issues involved in organizing a multilingual education program, especially in a developing country.