Colloquium: Bilingual & Multilingual Education in our Globalized World: New Theoretical Foundations, Current Policies & Practices, and Future Prospe...

8:00 - 11:00am EDT

Territories, Room 19, Mezzanine

Presented at: AAAL 2015

Colloquium: Bilingual and Multilingual Education in our Globalized World: New Theoretical Foundations, Current Policies and Practices, and Future Prospects
This colloquium presents bilingual/multilingual education as a current cutting-edge field, review of the current status of the field, analyze current policies and practices around the world, and move the field forward by rethinking older constructs and introducing fresh ideas that better address the reality of our multilingual world.

CAL staff presentations include:

Language Policy and Planning in Bilingual and Multilingual Education
This paper considers the political contexts of bilingual and multilingual education programs through the framework of language policy and planning, and argues that teachers must be aware of the negative consequences of harmful language policies, and also become familiar with positive examples of culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning.

Presenter: Terrence G. Wiley, PhD

Parent and Community Involvement in Bilingual and Multilingual Education
This paper describes the need for a two-way dialogue between educators and parents, and argues that the expectations and values parents of bilingual and multilingual students bring around schooling need to be recognized and incorporated into successful school outreach to families and communities.

Presenter: M. Beatriz Arias, PhD