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At War with Diversity By James Crawford

At War with Diversity by James Crawford

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Bilingualism is a reality that many Americans still find difficult to accept; hence the prominence of English-only activism in U.S. politics. This collection of essays analyzes the sources of the anti-bilingual movement, its changing directions, and its impact on education policy. The book also explores efforts to resist the English-only trend.

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At War with Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety by James Crawford

Bilingualism is a reality that many Americans still find difficult to accept; hence the prominence of English-only activism in U.S. politics. This collection of essays analyzes the sources of the anti-bilingual movement, its changing directions, and its impact on education policy. The book also explores efforts to resist the English-only trend, including projects to revitalize Native American languages.

About James Crawford

James Crawford is president of the Institute for Language and Education Policy (www.elladvocates.org), a nonprofit research and advocacy organization. His recent books include English Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers (coauthored with Stephen Krashen); At War with Diversity: US Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety; and Educating English Learners: Language Diversity in the Classroom (5th ed). Previously, he served as Washington editor of Education Week and executive director of the National Association for Bilingual Education.

Table of Contents

Anatomy of the English only movement; boom to bust - official English in the 1990s; endangered native American languages - what is to be done, and why?; seven hypotheses on language loss; the political paradox of bilingual education; the proposition 227 campaign - a post mortem.

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CIN000235578
9781853595059
1853595055
At War with Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety by James Crawford
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Channel View Publications Ltd
2000-09-15
152
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