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Teacher Education for Multilingual Education

  1. Ofelia García,
  2. Tatyana Kleyn

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1145

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

García, O. and Kleyn, T. 2012. Teacher Education for Multilingual Education. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

If, as García (2009, p. 5) states, “bilingual education is the only way to educate children in the twenty-first century,” then all teachers must be prepared both to advance the plurilingual competencies of students, as well as teach students with different home language practices and bilingual abilities.

Keywords:

  • bilingualism;
  • language teaching;
  • multilingualism