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Multilingual Education Yearbook 2020

Teacher Education and Multilingual Contexts

  • Wenhao Tao
  • Indika Liyanage

Part of the Multilingual Education Yearbook book series (MEYB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi

About this book


This book focuses on the challenges of teaching in diversely multilingual classrooms, discussing how these challenges and complexities interact in the preparation of teachers (language & content areas) in and for multilingual settings, and how they impact on educational processes, developments, and outcomes.

Teacher education in multilingual contexts is a key topic and occupies an important position in efforts to improve educational outcomes and quality for all stakeholders. It is seen as essential for competitive participation in global economic activity and for providing opportunities to enjoy the benefits of increased prosperity. Teacher education is generally expected to address both the demand for multilingualism and the challenges of teaching in diversely multilingual classrooms, which are important foci at policy and institutional levels. For example, the demand for quality outcomes is manifested in state-administered standards and performance cultures that regulate entry and practices, and poses ethical and pedagogic dilemmas for teachers.

This book presents high-quality empirical research on education in multilingual societies, highlighting findings that, in addition to providing descriptions of language learning, development, and use in language contact and multilingual contexts, will help shape future language education policy and practices in multilingual societies.


Teacher Education and Multilingual Contexts Chinese EFL Teachers in Canada Bilingual Teacher Education Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in China Language Pedagogy Refugees and Asylum Seekers Diversely Multilingual Classrooms Multilingual Teacher Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Wenhao Tao
    • 1
  • Indika Liyanage
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Foreign LanguagesBeijing Normal UniversityTangjia, ZhuhaiChina
  2. 2.School of EducationDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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