By James Crawford
A suite of 18 essays addressing the coverage and politics of training English language rookies. topics comprise demographic swap and its academic implications, American responses to language range, public controversies over bilingual schooling, high-stakes trying out and its influence on English language inexperienced persons, and the precarious prestige of language rights within the united states.
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The trend was evident as early as October 1997, when the first Los Angeles Times Poll reported 80% of likely voters and 84% of Latinos were favoring 227 (Barabak, 1998). These numbers declined slightly, then held in the 60–70% range until a week before the June 2 election. So instead of substantive coverage – What does the educational research say? Is it realistic to restrict kids to a one-year English program? ) Latinos were heavily in favor of 227. This is probably a good place to start my pointed criticisms.
Editorial column for the Bilingual Family Newsletter 21 (2), 2004. 29 31 W:\Clients\MLM\Crawford\ Crawford Proof 3 27 February 2008 17:00:32 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen Advocating for English Learners 30 Even though many of them speak limited Spanish themselves, they appreciate the respect for their cultural heritage, however token, and politicians increasingly feel pressure to provide it. Now, it seems, candidates can usually do so without risking Anglo support. Nevertheless, tolerance has its limits.
They are wondering whether they will have to cobble together an entirely new program in a couple of weeks’ time, adopting a legally-mandated Englishonly approach that has no track record of success. Of course, if teachers *Presentation to the annual convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Miami, June 26, 1998. 36 38 W:\Clients\MLM\Crawford\ Crawford Proof 3 27 February 2008 17:00:33 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen The Bilingual Education Story 37 resist – if they continue to use another language to help a child – the law says they can be sued and held personally liable for damages.
Advocating for English Learners: Selected Essays (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism) by James Crawford