The Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education
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The Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education : From Innovation to Program Building

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The Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education provides the rapidly growing and globalizing field of heritage language (HL) education with a cohesive overview of HL programs and practices relating to language maintenance and development, setting the stage for future work in the field. Driving this effort is the belief that if research and pedagogical advances in the HL field are to have the greatest impact, HL programs need to become firmly rooted in educational systems. Against a background of cultural and linguistic diversity that characterizes the twenty-first century, the volume outlines key issues in the design and implementation of HL programs across a range of educational sectors, institutional settings, sociolinguistic conditions, and geographical locations, specifically: North and Latin America, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Cambodia. All levels of schooling are included as the teaching of the following languages are discussed: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Eastern and Western), Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, French, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Pasifika languages, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Yiddish. These discussions contribute to the development and establishment of HL instructional paradigms through the experiences of "actors on the ground" as they respond to local conditions, instantiate current research and pedagogical findings, and seek solutions that are workable from an organizational standpoint. The Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education is an ideal resource for researchers and graduate students interested in heritage language education at home or abroad.show more

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  • Hardback | 508 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 33.02mm | 997g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 black & white illustrations, 58 black & white tables, 22 black & white line drawings
  • 1138845787
  • 9781138845787
  • 1,534,034

About Olga E. Kagan

Olga E. Kagan is Professor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, and Co-Editor of the Heritage Language Journal. Maria M. Carreira is Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach. She is also Co-Director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, Chair of the SAT Spanish Committee, and Associate Editor of Hispania. Claire Hitchins Chik is Associate Director of the Title VI National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC). She has also edited articles for the NHLRC's journal, the Heritage Language Journal, and guest-edited a volume, Special Issue on Advancing HL Speakers' Skills.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Maria M. Carreira, Claire Hitchins Chik and Olga E. Kagan Part I. A Landscape of Heritage/Community Languages: Demographic Surveys The Constellation of Languages in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on Regional Minority and Immigrant Minority Languages Guus Extra Migration, Heritage Languages, and Changing Demographics in Australia Finex Ndhlovu and Louisa Willoughby The Demographics of Heritage and Community Languages in the United States Terrence G. Wiley and Shereen Bhalla Demographics and Heritage Languages in Latin America - An Overview Andre Zampaulo Demographics and Heritage Languages in Canada: Policies, Patterns, and Prospects Patricia A. Duff and Ava Becker-Zayas Part II. Community Initiatives: After-School Programs Crisis, Change, and Institutionalization: Adopting a New Curriculum at a Japanese Weekend School Robert M. Uriu and Masako O. Douglas Sustainable Approaches to Complementary Education in England Raymonde Sneddon Innovations in the Teaching of Portuguese as a Heritage Language: The Case of Brazilian Complementary Schools in London and Barcelona Ana Souza and Juliana Gomes Czech Heritage Language Education in Communities in the United States and Europe Marta McCabe The Role of Informal Heritage Language Learning in Program Building: Persian Community School Language Learners in Australia Mojgan Mokhatebi Ardakani and Robyn Moloney Part III. Community Initiatives: All-day Pre-, Primary, and Secondary Schools Opportunities and Challenges of Institutionalizing a Pluricentric Diasporic Language: The Case of Armenian in Los Angeles Shushan Karapetian Education in the Cambodian Chinese Diaspora Dana Bourgerie Innovation vs. Tradition in Language Education: A Case of Japanese Heritage Language Instruction in Chile Saeid Atoofi and Francisco Naranjo Escobar Rationalization of the First Language First Model of Bilingual Development and Education: The case of Russian as a Heritage Language in Israel Mila Schwartz Part IV. Language Minority Communities and the Public School System: Opportunities and Challenges Multilingual Los Angeles: Do Immigrant Language Communities Make an Impact on Language Education in Public High Schools? Olga E. Kagan Overcoming the Obstacles: Vietnamese and Khmer Heritage Programs in California Claire Hitchins Chik and Wayne Wright Institutionalization of French Heritage Language Education in U.S. School Systems: The French Heritage Language Program Fabrice Jaumont, Benoit Le Devedec, and Jane F. Ross Engagement, Multiliteracies, and Identify: Developing Pedagogies for Heritage/Community Language Learners within the UK School System Jim Anderson Part V. Maintenance of Heritage/Community Languages in Public Schools: The Impact of Government Policy and Sociopolitical Change Reforming Australian Policy for Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Languages: Examples from the Japanese Community Kaya Oriyama Russian as a Heritage Language in Lithuania Meilute Ramoniene, Ala Lichaciova, and Jelena Brazauskiene Pasifika Heritage Language Education in New Zealand Corinne Seals Heritage Language Education in Norway and Sweden Sunil Loona and Mats Wennerholm "The Right to Mother-Tongue Education for Migrants in the City": Factors Influencing the Institutionalization of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program in Berlin Gabriela Meier and Birgit Schumacher Part VI. Heritage/Community Languages in Higher Education The State of Institutionalization of Heritage Languages in Post-secondary Language Departments in the United States Maria M. Carreira "Arabic-as-resource" or "Arabic-as-problem"? Arab Heritage Language Learners in Danish Post-Secondary Education Helle Lykke Nielsen Implementation and Institutionalization of Spanish Heritage Language Programs at Two Regional Comprehensive Universities in the United States Alegria Ribadeneira and Alejandro Lee The Hindi-Urdu Heritage Language Stream: Institutional and Pedagogical Challenges Shobna Nijhawan Part VII. Heritage/Community Language Maintenance from a Lifespan Perspective: Formal and Informal Contexts Chinese Heritage Language Learning: Negotiating Identities, Ideologies, and Institutionalization Patricia A. Duff, Yongcan Liu, and Duanduan Li Classroom and Community Support for Turkish in Germany Carol W. Pfaff, Meral Dollnick, and Annette Herkenrath Korean Language Education in Japan: From Marginalized Heritage Language to Popular Foreign Language Robert J. Fouser Innovation and Tradition in Yiddish Educational Programs Netta Avineri and Anna Verschikshow more