Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Politics, Policies and Practices in a Globalized Society

  • B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Politics of Multilingualism and Bilingual Education

  3. Teacher Preparation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Laura Alonso-Díaz, Gemma Delicado, Francisco Ramos
      Pages 81-101
    3. B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen, Nilsa J. Thorsos, Gail Dickinson
      Pages 103-122
  4. Culture Preservation and Identity

  5. Education of Language Minorities Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. David C. Edgerton, B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen
      Pages 209-228
  6. Bilingual Education at a Time of Crisis

About this book


This volume presents a multinational perspective on the juxtaposition of language and politics. Bringing together an international group of authors, it offers theoretical and historical constructs on bilingualism and bilingual education. It highlights the sociocultural complexities of bilingualism in societies where indigenous and other languages coexist with colonial dominant and other prestigious immigrant languages. It underlines the linguistic diaspora and expansion of English as the world’s lingua franca and their impact on indigenous and other minority languages. Finally, it features models of language teaching and teacher education.

This book challenges the existent global conditions of non-dominant languages and furthers the discourse on language politics and policies. It does so by pointing out the need to change the bilingual/multilingual educational paradigm across nations and all levels of educational systems. 


Indigenous languages Minority languages Secondary education Bilingual Education in Nicaragua’s Autonomous Regions Minority Languages in Chile Bilingual Education Policies in Colombia

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas State UniversityTXUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05495-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05496-0
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