By Stan Shapson, V D'Oyley

This ebook presents a conceptualisation of bilingual (French-English) and multicultural schooling. Its major reasons are to synthesise fresh responses to bilingual and multicultural schooling; to spot the problems bobbing up out of the universities’ responses to those new demanding situations; and to ascertain destiny instructions for tutorial coverage.

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This change in ethnic composition has challenged the schools, particularly in large urban centres, to broaden their education approaches for students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Existing publications largely deal with either bilingual or multicultural education in Canada, rarely attempting to develop both areas simultaneously. In order to best reflect features of Canadian society and government policy, the focus of the book will include a conceptualization of both bi- Page 2 lingual and multicultural education.

Barr, Chairman, Sub-Committee on Race Relations, Toronto Board of Education, 29 May 1978) The Sub-Committee then developed 159 specific recommendations for combatting racism in every sphere, ranging from curriculum, placement and assessment of students, extracurricular activities, system sensitivity, and teacher hiring practices. Some other school systems have lately emulated this pattern with their own policies and programs; for example, see May & Filipoff (1982) for "Vancouver Perspectives". While it is perhaps too soon to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs, one can agree that they are an encouraging change from the more common approach in the past, which has been to ignore instances of racism in the schools and hope that they go away.

10. ) 11. "Pluralism: Cultural Maintenance and Evolution" BRIAN BULLIVANT 12. ) 13. "The Education of Linguistic and Cultural Minorities in the OECD Countries" STACY CHURCHILL 14. "Learner Language and Language Learning" CLAUS FAERCH, KIRSTEN HAASTRUP AND ROBERT PHILLIPSON 15. ) 16. "Multiculturalism: The Changing Paradigm" LOIS FOSTER AND DAVID STOCKLEY 17. "Language Acquisition of a Bilingual Child" ALVINO FANTINI Please contact us for the latest information on recent and forthcoming books in the series.

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