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By Jasone Cenoz, Fred Genesee

Provides theoretical, empirical, and functional bases for enforcing multilingual schooling programmes to organize scholars for a multilingual global. The publication addresses matters suitable to multilingual acquisition, the mixing of content material guideline in multilingual programmes, instructor schooling, and the position of tradition in multilingual faculties. It additionally offers case stories of multilingual colleges in several elements of the realm.

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Our explanations for additive multilingualism are < previous page page_23 next page > < previous page page_24 next page > Page 24 necessarily conjectural because we currently lack direct evidence for our arguments. Numerous studies have reported that bilingualism can have positive effects on cognitive development. This has been demonstrated on tasks of concept formation, creativity, visual-spatial abilities, and metalinguistic awareness (see Bialystok, 1991; Cummins, 1993; Cummins & Swain, 1986, for reviews), and it has been noted in a wide variety of language situations with learners of different ages and levels of proficiency (Diaz & Kingler, 1991).

The relationships among cognitive engagement, cognitive demands, meaning and context in language practice are perhaps among the strongest arguments for content-based language instruction. < previous page page_38 next page > < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 Content-based Curriculum Decision-making Given the potential of using content to promote language development, it is not surprising to find increasing attention being given by curriculum developers to integrating language and content instruction.

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