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

Format:
Paperback - 152 pages
Related Formats:
Hardback 
ISBN:
9781853595059
Published:
15 Sep 2000
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
219 x 150
Availability:
Available

Summary

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.

Author Biography:

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.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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