About the BookConceived 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.
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.
About the Author, Fabrice Jaumont
A native of France, Fabrice Jaumont moved to the United States in 1997. After serving as an education liaison for the French Consulate in Boston and then as assistant principal at the International School of Boston, he moved to New York in 2001. He is currently the Program Officer for FACE Foundation and the Education Attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States.
Fabrice Jaumont holds a Ph.D. in International Education from New York University. He is the author of Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016) which focuses on the role of philanthropy in education, and The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages (TBR Books, 2017), also available in French, La Révolution bilingue, le futur de l’éducation s’écrit en deux langues (TBR Books, 2017).
Find out more about Fabrice Jaumont.
About the ModeratorDr. María Luisa Parra has a B.A. in Psychology, a Ph.D in Hispanics Linguistics and fifteen years of experience in the fields of Second Language Acquisition and Child Bilingual Development. She has taught Spanish Language and Culture at Boston University and in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard, where she is currently Senior Preceptor. A native Spanish speaker from Mexico City, and a mother of two bilingual and bicultural teen age boys, Dr. Parra has always been fascinated by the complexities and joys of bilingual development. She enjoys working with parents, teachers and pediatricians in training who seek to understand and enhance the road to multilingualism. She is the founder and director of the Multilingual Family Resource Center.
Author Photo Credit: Jonas Cuénin
This event is made possible thanks in part to Natixis Global Asset Management and the Mosaïque Cultural Fund.