Advocating for English Learners
Author: James Crawford
- Paperback - 200 pages
- 09 Apr 2008
- Multilingual Matters
- 210 x 148 (A5)
- 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
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.
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.
Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate