Bilingual Education And Social Change

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Freeman (education, U. of Pennsylvania) presents insight into how an actual dual-language program functions at the local level through a case study of planning and implementing such a program at a Spanish- English public elementary school in Washington, DC. She provides background on how it interacts with the larger sociopolitical context of minority education in the US, then analyzes how it challenges mainstream education practices that discriminate against minority students. She explains that rather than expecting language minority students to become English monoglots and assimilate to white middle- class norms, the program encourages all students to become bilingual in both languages and expects and respects linguistic and cultural diversity. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853594182
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Series: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Series
  • Edition number: 180
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Bilingual Education and Social Change: 'It's Much More Than Language' 1
2 Societal Discourses Surrounding Bilingual Education in the United States: An Historical Perspective 32
3 Schools as Cultural Communication Systems: The Example of Mainstream US Educational Discourse 58
4 The Discursive Construction of Oyster Bilingual School: A Framework for Analysis 84
5 The Need for an Alternative: The Oyster Perspective 100
6 'It's Like a Community That Crosses Language, Cultural, and Class Lines' 123
7 Learning and Teaching at Oyster Bilingual School 150
8 A Focus on Inclusion 167
9 Micro-level Classroom Interaction: A Reflection of the Macro-level Struggle 193
10 Gaining the Right to Participate: A Classroom Analysis 211
11 Beyond Oyster Bilingual School: Implications for Research and Practice 233
References 249
Index 258
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