section 1. 21st centuray bilingual education: advances in understand and emerging issues. Key concepts in bilingual education: ideological, historical, epistemological, and empirical foundations / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Teresa L. McCarty -- Bilingual/immersion education: what the research tells us / Stephen May -- Bilingual education and socio-political issues / Joseph Lo Bianco -- Conceptualizing biliteracy with bilingual programs / Diana Schwinge -- Teaching for transfer: challenging the two solitudes assumption in bilingual education / Jim Cummins -- Identity, community and power in bilingual education / Rebecca Freeman Field -- Multicompetence approaches to language proficiency development in multilingual education / Ulrike Jessner -- Modularity in bilingualism as an opportunity for cross-discipline discussion / Norbert Francis -- Language rights and bilingual education / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas -- American Sign Language (ASL) bilingual bicultural education / Anita Small and David Mason -- section 2. Illustrative bilingual education programs and policies. AFRICA. Bilingual education in Africa: an overview / Margaret kinyi Obondo -- ASIA. Multilingual education in India / Ajit Mohanty -- English-Chinese bilingual education in China / Liming Yu -- Bilingual education in Singapore / Anne Pakir -- Bilingual education in central Asia / Stephen Bahry, Sarfaroz Niyozov and Duishon Alievich Shamatov -- EUROPE. Bilingual education in Spain: present realities and future challenges / Ángel Huguet, David Lasagabaster and Ignasi Vìla -- NORTH AMERICA. Bilingual education by and for American Indians, Alaskan natives and native Hawaiians / Teresa L. McCarty -- Dual language education in Canada and the USA / Fred Genesee and Kathryn Lindholm-Leary -- PACIFIC REGION AND AUSTRALASIA. Bilingual education in the South Pacific / Heather Lotherington -- Arabic-English bilingualism in Australia / Ken Cruickshank -- SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA. Intercultural bilingual education among indigenous peoples in Latin America / Luis Enrique López and Inge Sichra -- Bilingual education for indigenous communities in Mexico / Rainer Enrique Hamel -- Enrichment bilingual education in South America / Anne Marie de Mejía.
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