ERIC Number: ED427326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
English-Only Movement: Its Consequences on the Education of Language Minority Children. ERIC Digest.
Noting that the English-Only movement (which advocates that English be the official and only language used in the United States) dramatically influences the lives of language minority children, this Digest first examines the ideologies undergirding the English-Only movement. It then reviews the consequences of imposing this legislation on the language minority population. Next, the Digest presents a summary of research findings on the importance of mother tongue maintenance among language minority children. The Digest concludes by exploring the implications of the English-Only movement on equality and equity education for all children. (SR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Children, Educational Discrimination, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, English Only Movement, Equal Education, Language Attitudes, Language Minorities, Official Languages, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests