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

Joana Duarte*, Mirjam Günther -van der Meij

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    Abstract

    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
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages125-144
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-658-28128-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-658-28127-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Publication series

    NameInklusion und Bildung in Migrationsgesellschaften
    PublisherSpringer

    Keywords

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

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