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Bilingual Children's Mother Tongue: Why Is It Important for Education?

  title={Bilingual Children's Mother Tongue: Why Is It Important for Education?},
  author={Jim Cummins},
One aspect of globalization that has important implications for educators is the increasing movement of people from one country to another. Population mobility is caused by many factors: desire for better economic conditions, the need for labour in many countries that are experiencing low birthrates, a constant flow of refugees resulting from conflicts between groups, oppression of one group by another, or ecological disasters. Economic integration within the EU also encourages the free… 

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Bilingual Children†TM s Mother Tongue : Why is it important for education ?