Download Advocating for English Learners: Selected Essays (Bilingual by James Crawford PDF

By James Crawford

A suite of 18 essays addressing the coverage and politics of teaching English language freshmen. matters contain demographic switch and its academic implications, American responses to language variety, public controversies over bilingual schooling, high-stakes checking out and its influence on English language newbies, and the precarious prestige of language rights within the united states.

Show description

Read or Download Advocating for English Learners: Selected Essays (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism) PDF

Best minority studies books

White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945

Taking the mass Italian immigration of the overdue nineteenth century as his place to begin and drawing on dozens of oral histories and a various array of basic assets in English and Italian, Guglielmo specializes in how perceptions of Italians' race and colour have been formed in a single of America's nice facilities of immigration and hard work, Chicago.

Continuities in Cultural Evolution

Margaret Mead as soon as stated, "I have spent so much of my lifestyles learning the lives of alternative peoples-faraway peoples-so that americans may well larger comprehend themselves. " Continuities in Cultural Evolution is facts of this devotion. All of Mead's efforts have been meant to assist others know about themselves and paintings towards a extra humane and socially dependable society.

Helping Ourselves to Power. A Handbook for Women on the Skills of Public Life

A self-help guide for ladies within the abilities of coming into politics, the purpose of that's to motivate girls to go into the sector of public existence and to supply them with the idea and instruments for perform to extend their self belief. the recommendation given might be of mammoth use to girls in all places, starting from the very functional - how you can write a statement or continue to exist conversing in public - to specific dialogue of the way a political celebration convention could be equipped.

Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

This choice of essays deals a entire evaluation of colonial legacies of racial and social inequality in Latin the USA and the Caribbean. wealthy in theoretical framework and shut textual research, those essays provide new paradigms and ways to either analyzing and resolving the opposing forces of race, classification, and the ability of states.

Extra info for Advocating for English Learners: Selected Essays (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)

Sample text

This year, by contrast, virtually all of the presidential contenders, along with many candidates for lower office, have made efforts to speak Spanish on the campaign trail. Virtually nobody has complained, except for those who have been subjected to their solecisms. The Democrats’ early front-runner, Howard Dean, drew laughter from a Latino audience when denouncing what President Bush had done to ‘nosotros ingresos’ (us incomes). ’ Fortunately, neither followed the example of a Texas Congressman on a visit to Mexico, who announced: ‘Estoy embarazada’ (I’m pregnant).

Voters who are drawn to anti-immigrant measures like Proposition 187 (1994), anti-civil rights initiatives like Proposition 209 (1996), and language-restrictionist legislation like Proposition 63 (1986). • There was the wise decision by Ron Unz not to appeal directly to such people with the kind of nativist rhetoric associated with the traditional English-only movement, which denounced bilingualism as unAmerican, unpatriotic, divisive, and so forth. Of course, Unz didn’t have to resort to such tactics in order to win over these voters, who already had their minds made up about bilingual education.

Another survey of high school graduates in Dade County, Florida, found that only 2% were fluent in both oral and written Spanish. As a local businesswoman complained: ‘The majority of the businesses in Miami require bilingual employees, and ... they don’t find them here. 5 While the causes of language shift are numerous and complex, most prominent among them is the power of English. Its hegemony in American economic and cultural life, along with its high social status, makes the dominant language irresistible to younger generations.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 40 votes