Assembling a rich and diverse range of research studies on the role of plurilingualism across a wide variety of teaching and learning settings, this book supports teacher reflection and action in practical ways and illustrates how researchers tease out and analyze the complex realities of their educational environments. With a focus on education policies, teaching practices, training, and resourcing, this volume addresses a range of mainstream and specialized contexts and examines the position of learners and teachers as users of plurilingual repertoires. Providing a close look into the possibilities and constraints of plurilingual education, this book helps researchers and educators clarify and strengthen their understandings of the links between language and literacy and offers them new ways to think more rigorously and critically about the language ideologies that shape their own beliefs and approaches in language teaching and learning.

chapter 1|18 pages


part I|50 pages

Plurilingual Language-in-Education Policies

chapter 2|17 pages

Provision, Policy and Reasoning

The Pluralisation of the Language Education Endeavor

chapter 3|17 pages

Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education in the Philippines

Perceptions, Problems and Possibilities

chapter 4|15 pages

Bypassing Unrepresentative Policies

What do Indigenous Australians Say About Language Education?

part II|58 pages

Plurilingual Student Repertoires

chapter 5|19 pages

The Translingual Advantage

Metrolingual Student Repertoires

chapter 6|18 pages

An Expanded View of Translanguaging

Leveraging the Dynamic Interactions Between a Young Multilingual Writer and Machine Translation Software

chapter 7|20 pages

Keeping the Plurilingual Insight

Visualising the Literacies of Out-of-School Children in Northern Ghana

part III|56 pages

Plurilingual Classroom Practices and Teacher Perspectives

chapter 8|19 pages

Translingual Innovation within Contact Zones

Lessons from Australian and South African Schools

chapter 9|18 pages

Plurilingualism and Agency in Language Education

The Role of Dramatic Action-Oriented Tasks

chapter 10|18 pages

The Plurilingual Life

A Tale of High School Students in Two Cities

part IV|55 pages

Plurilingualism in Higher Education Contexts

chapter 11|17 pages

Transforming Lexicon, Transforming Industry

University Lecturers as Language Planners in Timor-Leste

chapter 12|19 pages

Challenging the Quiet Violence of a Powerful Language

Translanguaging Towards Transformative Teaching in South African Universities

chapter 13|18 pages

From Linguistic Preparation to Developing a Translingual Mindset

Possible Implications of Plurilingualism for Researcher Education