Advocating for English Learners: Selected Essays
Multilingual Matters, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 193 pages
A collection of 18 essays addressing the policy and politics of educating English language learners. Subjects include demographic change and its educational implications, American responses to language diversity, public controversies over bilingual education, high-stakes testing and its impact on English language learners, and the precarious status of language rights in the USA.
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Making Sense of Census 2000
Monolingual and Proud of It
Tapping a Hidden Resource
Plus ša Change
Whats Driving the AntiBilingual Campaign?
Why Cant the News Media Get It Right?
Ten Common Fallacies about Bilingual Education
Has TwoWay Been Oversold?
Public Attitudes and the Future of Language Education
Bad for Civil Rights Bad for Americas Interests and Even Bad for English
Misguided Approach to School Accountability for English Language Learners
A Diminished Vision of Civil Rights
How to Reverse a Troubling Trend?
The Inconsistency of Language Rights in the USA
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