Conversation & Book signing by Author Fabrice Jaumont @ La Maison d'Art Gallery
Moderator: Vanessa Handal-Ghenania, ArcEnCiel/Petits Poussins Too/and Bilingual Nest founder, #bilingualism expert.
Open to the public - Limited Seating - RSVP
“The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages” in English and in French (La révolution bilingue, le futur de l’éducation s’écrit en deux langues)! Both editions are available for purchase (worldwide delivery!) on tbr-books.com.
For more information on the Book:https://fabricejaumont.net/the-books/the-bilingual-revolution/
Conceived as a practical, accessible, “How to” book, The Bilingual Revolution, the Future of Education is in Two Languages is the story of a movement told through the eyes of parents and educators who founded dual language programs in their schools. All share the belief that bilingual education is a public good that 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 phenomenon is emerging, with three objectives. First, to embrace families’ and communities’ own cultures and promote their linguistic heritages as important parts of our society’s greater international mosaic. Second, to help facilitate community re-engagement with public schools. And third, to promote a social, economic, and cultural sense of community and help bridge gaps that continue to divide us to this day.
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. With the involvement of educators and families at all levels, these programs transform schools and empower communities in unprecedented ways. Similar programs have developed in hundreds of cities in the United States and around the world.
The Bilingual Revolution tells the story of successes and setbacks through vignettes of parents and educators who created free, high-quality bilingual programs, and inspired others to do the same. In their diversity, these portraits paint a picture of a viable 21st century solution to preserve linguistic heritage and to raise a generation of young bilingual, bi-literate, multicultural citizens of the world.
The book will inspire and engage individuals who seek to create their own bilingual programs. Being bilingual can become the new norm, and it starts with our youth. A bilingual revolution has started, and it is for the common good.