Language and Education in Japan: Unequal Access to Bilingualism

Palgrave Macmillan, 2008/01/17 - 206 ページ
Language and Education in Japan offers the first critical ethnography of bilingual education in Japan. Based on two-year fieldwork at five different schools, the book examines the role of schools in the unequal distribution of bilingualism as cultural capital. It argues that bilingual children of different socioeconomic classes are socialized into different futures and are given unequal access to bilingualism through schooling. While bilingualism is considered desirable for children of privilege, it is deemed a luxury that immigrant and refugee children cannot afford.



Framing the Study
Nichiei Immersion School
The teachers

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著者について (2008)

YASUKO KANNO is Assistant Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics in the Department of English of the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Her research interests include bilingual education, multilingual and multicultural identities, and sociocultural experiences of language minority students. She is author of Negotiating Bilingual and Bicultural Identities: Japanese Returnees Betwixt Two Worlds. She serves on the editorial boards of the Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism and the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.