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Macrological and Micrological Problems in the Study of Multilingual and Multicultural Education [microform] / Hugo Baetens Beardsmore
Bib ID 5479596
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Beardsmore, Hugo Baetens
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
17 p. 
Summary

Five concepts are included in the title of this paper; they gravitate around the key words: problems, macrological, micrological, multilingual, and multicultural. In turn, these five sub-components of the study of multilingualism illustrate the fragmentation of research in this area. Problems are created by researchers who are unable to grasp the many dimensions of multilingualism. In the present state of knowledge, micrological approaches are considered more useful than larger-scale approaches for explaining the comparable or contradictory results of multilingual education. At the same time, macro-level investigations have provided theoretical insights into successful versus inadequate education. Multilingualism and multiculturalism have not yet even been satisfactorily defined. This fragmentation can only be overcome if the researchers involved attempt to coordinate their efforts so as to incorporate both macro- and micro-level research into an overall approach that extends the language and cultural elements across the curriculum and outside the classroom. (MSE)

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ERIC Note: In: Blanc, Michel, Ed.; Hamers, Josiane F., Ed. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Study of Languages/Dialects in Contact at Macro- and Micro-Logical Levels of Analysis; see FL 016 743.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Bilingual Education.  |  Coordination.  |  Educational Research.  |  Interdisciplinary Approach.  |  Interprofessional Relationship.  |  Language Research.  |  Multicultural Education.  |  Multilingualism.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Research Problems.  |  Language Contact
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