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Advocating for English Learners Selected Essays Author: James Crawford

Format:
Paperback - 200 pages
ISBN:
9781847690722
Published:
09 Apr 2008
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148 (A5)
Availability:
Available

Key features

- Book aims to bring clarity to major issues confronting advocates in language policy and politics, demographic change, second-language acquisition, bilingual education research - Articles are united by belief that advocates must critically examine their own work to cope with on-going challenges

Summary

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.

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, Undergraduate


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