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Who's Afraid of Multilingual Education? : Conversations With Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Jim Cummins, Ajit

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Kalan underlines the importance of creating mother tongue-based multilingual schools in Iran by adding the voices of established international scholars and academics to the mother tongue debate within Iran. Though more than 70 language are spoken in Iran, he says, Farsi, a form of Persian, is the mother tongue of almost half of the population. Of other major languages, Kurdish and Baluchi are spoken by Sunni Muslims, religious minorities in a country run by a Shi'ite governments, so linguistic debates quickly acquire religious and political overtones. In the interviews, Skutnabb-Bangas discusses legal frameworks, theoretical legacies, and historical experiences; Cummins discusses pedagogy, power, and identity; Mohanty offers an Indian perspective; and Bahry considers multilingual education in China and Central Asia. Distributed in the US by UTP Distribution. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 164.0
Genre: Education
Series Title: Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd
Author: Amir Kalan
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2016
TCIN: 51643875
UPC: 9781783096176
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-4434

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