Bilingual Education (EDPJ5025)


This unit introduces and explores principles and issues surrounding bilingual education. Different models of bilingual education are introduced, and the isues surrounding the aims, rationale and goals of different models are explored. Issues surrounding bilingual education theory, the teacher in bilingual settings, family and community involvement in bilingual education, bilingualism and biliteracy, and issues of power and identify are examined. The unit focuses on current research surrounding bilingual education. This unit is suited to students who teach in bilingual or immersion contexts in addition to those more generally interested in catering for bilingual and multilingual students in all settings.

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1x1hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


1 case study (50%); 1 essay (50%)


Baker, C. (2006). Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. (4th Ed). Clevedon, NJ: Multilingual Matters.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.