‘We Learn Together’—Translanguaging within a Holistic Approach towards Multilingualism in Education

Joana Duarte*, Mirjam Günther -van der Meij

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    Within two multilingual education projects in the north of the Netherlands a holistic model for multilingualism in education is being tested. This is done through design-based interventions in which in- and pre-service teachers, teacher trainers and researchers co-develop and evaluate multilingual activities for different school types. Results show that through experimenting in a safe environment teachers gradually embraced their pupils’ multilingualism. This contradicts earlier findings on teachers strongly favouring monolingual instruction and viewing migrant languages as a deficit.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInclusion, Education and Translanguaging
    Subtitle of host publicationHow to Promote Social Justice in (Teacher) Education?
    EditorsJulie A. Panagiotopoulou, Lisa Rosen, Jenna Strzykala
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-658-28128-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-658-28127-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Publication series

    NameInklusion und Bildung in Migrationsgesellschaften


    • Translanguaging
    • Holistic approach
    • Multilingual education
    • Design-based research

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