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The book is designed as a comprehensive introduction to bilingual education for instructors, researchers and students and a companion to Foundations of Bilingual Educationa nd Bilingualism . It will fulfil the needs of teacher education and the preparation and professional development of bilingual teachers. Bilingual education at classroom, school and community levels are explored from a contemporary and international perspective.The readings are divided into four sections:Section 1: Varieties of Bilingual EducationSection 2: History, Policy and Politics of Bilingual EducationSection 3: Languages and Literacies in Bilingual EducationSection 4: Issues in Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Bilingual EducationFollowing each of the nineteen readings, there are questions and activities to create an interactive text for instructors and students. Such questions and activities will engage the reader in reflection, deepening understandings and critical appreciation of bilingual education policies, politics and practices.