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.
Course DetailsLevel: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Fall
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