Pedagogical Translanguaging: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives

Edited by: Päivi Juvonen, Marie Källkvist

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With increasing mobility of people across the world, there is a pressing need to develop evidence-based teaching practices that lead to high-quality education, which serves the needs of inclusive societies and social and epistemic justice. This book presents cutting-edge qualitative case-study research across a range of educational contexts, research-method contributions and theory-oriented chapters by distinguished multilingual education scholars. These take stock of the field of translanguaging in relation to the education of multilingual individuals in today's globalized world. The volume breaks new ground in that all chapters share a focus on teachers as 'knowledge generators' and many on teacher-researcher collaboration. Together, the chapters provide comprehensive and up-to-date applications of the concept of pedagogical translanguaging and present recent research in educational contexts that have hitherto received scant attention, namely secondary-level education, education for adult immigrants and the school-wide introduction of pedagogical translanguaging in primary school.

Chapters 1, 3, 4 and 8 will be free to download as open access publications. We will link to them here as soon as they are available.

Springing from the Nordic region and beyond, this collection of research-based studies provides the much-needed bridging between translanguaging theories and translanguaging pedagogies across a wide range of instructional contexts. It is a must read for teachers, scholars and teacher educators interested in gaining inspirations from examples of pedagogical translanguaging in their ongoing battles against racism, classism and monolingualism.

Angel M. Y. Lin, Simon Fraser University, Canada

This outstanding volume is a great contribution to research on translanguaging at different levels of education. By combining theoretical and research perspectives this collection clearly shows the advantages of using students' multilingual resources in educational contexts. The illuminating insights in this book will be highly useful for scholars, teachers and teacher educators.

Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain

Juvonen and Källkvist have put together a thought-provoking volume of studies of pedagogical translanguaging. The practical as well as theoretical insights from practitioners and researchers are particularly significant. They will help to keep the debates over the education of minoritized and racialised bilingual learners going for many years to come.

Li Wei, UCL Institute of Education, UK

Päivi Juvonen is Professor of Swedish as a second language at Linnæus University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor of Swedish at Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Kautokeino, Norway. Her research is in the area of applied linguistics, focusing on language contact, multilingualism in education, second language development and language policy and practice.

Marie Källkvist is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at Lund University, Sweden and Visiting Professor of English at Linnæus University, Sweden. Her research is in the area of applied English linguistics, focusing on multilingualism in English language education, language learning and language policy and practice.


Nancy H. Hornberger: Foreword: Teaching and Researching in Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms 

Chapter 1. Päivi Juvonen and Marie Källkvist: Pedagogical Translanguaging: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives – An Introduction

Chapter 2. Jim Cummins: Translanguaging: A Critical Analysis of Theoretical Claims

Chapter 3. Marie Källkvist and Päivi Juvonen: Engaging Teachers and Researchers in Classroom Research: Issues of Fluidity and Time in Two Multi-sited Projects

Chapter 4. Pia Sundqvist, Henrik Gyllstad, Marie Källkvist and Erica Sandlund: Mapping Teacher Beliefs and Practices About Multilingualism: The Development of the MultiBAP Questionnaire

Chapter 5. Gudrun Svensson: Developing Pedagogical Translanguaging in a Primary and Middle School

Chapter 6. Valentina Carbonara and Andrea Scibetta: ‛我的…futuro?': Multilingual Practices Shaping Classroom Interaction in Italian Mainstream Education

Chapter 7. Anne Reath Warren: Semiotic Assemblages in Study Guidance in the Mother Tongue

Chapter 8. Åsa Wedin: (Trans)languaging Mathematics as a Source of Meaning in Upper-Secondary School in Sweden           

Chapter 9. Jessica Sierk: Language 'Barriers' or Barriers to Translanguaging? Language as a 'Problem' in the New Latinx Diaspora

Chapter 10. Jenny Rosén and Berit Lundgren: Challenging Monolingual Norms through Pedagogical Translanguaging in Adult Education for Immigrants in Sweden?

Chapter 11. Oliver St John: Doing Multilingual Language Assistance in Swedish for Immigrants Classrooms

Chapter 12. Anne Pitkänen-Huhta: Multilingualism in Language Education: Examining the Outcomes in the Context of Finland

Francis M. Hult: Afterword


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