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Equal Rights to the Curriculum: Many Languages, One Message


reviewed by Andrea Sterzuk — November 24, 2008

coverTitle: Equal Rights to the Curriculum: Many Languages, One Message
Author(s): Eithne Gallagher
Publisher: Multilingual Matters, Clevedon
ISBN: 184769067X, Pages: 168, Year: 2008
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We live in a world of increasing local diversity and global connectedness, one where communication is multimodal and fluency in multiple languages and language varieties is desirable and even necessary (Cope & Katlantzis, 2000). This period of intense social and cultural change means that school administrators, teachers and parents must ask themselves tough questions about how linguistic diversity is promoted in schools and how the needs of minority language children can be met in increasingly heterogenous schools and societies. Accelerating globalization means that, now more than ever, schools and parents must work together to ensure that minority language children have equal access to learning and that their linguistic human rights are respected (Phillipson & Skutnabb-Kangas, 1995). Eithne Gallagher’s manuscript is the latest publication in Multilingual Matters’ Parents’ and Teachers’ Guides series. In the words of the series editor, Colin Baker, “[t]his series provides immediate advice and practical help on topics where... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 24, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15449, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 2:13:58 AM

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  • Andrea Sterzuk
    University of Regina
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    ANDREA STERZUK is an assistant professor of language and literacies education at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. She is currently writing her first book, The Struggle for Legitimacy: Indigenous Students in Settler Schools, under contract to be published with Multilingual Matters.
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