Bilingual Education: Making a U-Turn with Parents and Communities by Ofelia García – Foreword to The Bilingual Revolution by Fabrice Jaumont

This book [The Bilingual Revolution] makes a most important contribution because it focuses on a topic that is often absent––that of the important role that parents of different ethnolinguistic backgrounds have in shaping an appropriate education for their children in the United States. Usually books on bilingual education are for teachers and little attention has been previously paid to how families can act to ensure that American public schools develop bilingual education programs for their children. The most important story told by Fabrice Jaumont in this book is that of the desire of American families to have their children schooled bilingually, in English, but also in a language that has deep connections to them. Contrary to popular opinion, American families with different ethnolinguistic backgrounds are interested in developing bilingual education programs for their children. Continue reading

The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages released on Sept. 5, 2017!

The Bilingual Revolution tells the story of a grassroots initiative that emerged out of the dedicated involvement of motivated parents, educators, and community actors who share the belief that dual language education is a great public good that should be developed everywhere as it can positively transform a child, a school, a community, even a country.

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The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages released on Sept. 5, 2017!

The Bilingual Revolution tells the story of a grassroots initiative that emerged out of the dedicated involvement of motivated parents, educators, and community actors who share the belief that dual language education is a great public good that should be developed everywhere as it can positively transform a child, a school, a community, even a country.

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Ellen Bialystok, York University, endorses The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

This engaging book tells the story of the history of the bilingual education in the U.S.A. and the social forces that shaped that trajectory from perspective that is both personal and scholary. The center piece is a “how to” manual for setting up your own bilingual school and in so doing creating your own revolution. Recommended for parents, teachers, and everyone who thinks that languages are important.

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Ellen Bialystok, York University, endorses The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

This engaging book tells the story of the history of the bilingual education in the U.S.A. and the social forces that shaped that trajectory from perspective that is both personal and scholary. The center piece is a “how to” manual for setting up your own bilingual school and in so doing creating your own revolution. Recommended for parents, teachers, and everyone who thinks that languages are important.

Ellen Bialystok
Distinguished Research professor & Walter Gordon York Research Chair in Lifespan Cognitive Development
York University

Conor Williams, DLL National Work Group, endorses The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

Jaumont’s book stands on the edge of the nascent bilingual revolution running through the United States’ school system and asks how it might be improved and encouraged. Jaumont describes the country’s growing enthusiasm for multilingual education – and provides a roadmap for communities who want to join the movement.

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Conor Williams, DLL National Work Group, endorses The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages

Jaumont’s book stands on the edge of the nascent bilingual revolution running through the United States’ school system and asks how it might be improved and encouraged. Jaumont describes the country’s growing enthusiasm for multilingual education – and provides a roadmap for communities who want to join the movement.

Conor Williams, PhD
Senior Researcher
New America’s Education Policy Program Founder, DLL National Work Group