The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education Is in Two Languages

Written by Fabrice Jaumont
Tbr Books
August 2017

Conceived as a practical, accessible "how to" guide, The Bilingual Revolution is the story of a movement to bring dual language education to public schools told through the eyes of founding parents and educators. These pioneering mothers, fathers, teachers, and principals share the belief that bilingual education can positively transform a child, a school, a community, and even a country.

Although the roots of bilingual education in the United States can be traced back to the 17th century, a new push to embrace heritage languages, produce bilingual global citizens, and create a cultural sense of community is taking the education sector by storm. New York City provides the backdrop for the book, where parents have fought for access to various bilingual public school programs from preschool to high school. Similar programs have developed in hundreds of cities in the United States and around the world.

About the author: Fabrice Jaumont

Nicknamed the "Godfather of Language immersion programs" by the New York Times, Fabrice Jaumont has more than 25 years of experience in international education and the development of multilingual programs. In spearheading what has been dubbed the "Bilingual Revolution" in New York, Jaumont has put his expertise at the service of the French, Italian, Japanese, German, and Russian communities by helping them to develop quality bilingual programs in their local public schools.


REVIEWS

"This engaging book tells the story of the history of bilingual education in the U.S.A and the social forces that shaped that trajectory from a perspective that is both personal and scholarly. 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, York University Chair in Lifespan Cognitive Development

" Multilingualism is no longer a luxury afforded only to the affluent or lucky few who can attend dual-language schools; it is a critical 21st century skill that children will need to be successful in their future work and life. Jaumont's Bilingual Revolution in many ways levels the playing field by sharing various world-language program models and best practices, while also demystifying language learning so that parents and educators have a feasible road map to begin a "revolution" of their own. A must read for any parent who wants to ensure their child will be world and workforce ready." - Angela Jackson, Global Language Project Founder

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