104. Jim Cummins: How to support multilingual students in their education

Education is not just about filling buckets, it is about lighting fires. Professor Jim Cummins encourages all teachers to see a student as what she or he can be in the future, not just what the student is right now. A small change in perspective can make a huge difference for bilingual and multilingual students in their language acquisition and their education.

Professor Jim Cummins (University of Toronto, Canada) has been a driving force in bilingual and multilingual education for the past four decades. His commitment to promoting language rights throughout the world, his cross disciplinary ideas, support for tolerant and equitable multilingual education has made him a catalyst for change across continents.

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