Faculty Book: Ofelia García

Ofelia García, Zeena Zakharia, and Bahar Otcu, eds.

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City
(Multilingual Matters, 2012)

This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing a rich variety of case studies that highlight the importance of the ethnolinguistic community in bilingual education, this collection examines the various structures that these communities use to educate their children as bilingual Americans. In doing so, it highlights the efforts and activism of these communities and what bilingual community education really means in today’s globalized world. The volume offers new understandings of heritage language education, bilingual education, and speech communities for bilingual Americans in the twenty-first century. Ofelia García is professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures and languages and urban education at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: OCT 16, 2012

Category: Faculty Books | Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures | Urban Education