Fabrice Jaumont’s The Bilingual Revolution tells the story of a grassroots initiative that emerged out of the dedicated involvement of motivated parents, educators, and community actors who share the belief that dual language education is a great public good that should be developed everywhere as it can positively transform a child, a school, a community, even a country. Although the roots of bilingual education in the United States can be traced back to the 1960s, a new phenomenon is emerging, with three objectives:
The book’s key message is reinforced by the belief that when these opportunities are available as early as preschool or kindergarten, children’s chances to succeed will improve and communities will be strengthened. Being bilingual should no longer be the privilege of a happy few. Being bilingual can become the new norm, and it starts with our youth. A bilingual revolution has started, and it is for our common good.
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