ERIC Number: ED388084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Official English? No! TESOL's Recommendations for Countering the Official English Movement in the U.S.
Dicker, Susan J.; And Others
This manual was written to encourage and aid Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and their affiliates to respond to the official English movement that is currently raging in the United States. It includes a copy of the 1987 "TESOL Resolution on Language Rights." Specific articles include: (1) "A Brief History of Language Restrictionism in the United States" (Thomas Ricento); (2) "A Chronology of the Official English Movement" (Jamie B. Draper and Martha Jimenez); (3) "Ten Official English Arguments and Counter-arguments" (Susan J. Dicker); (4) "What Individuals Can Do: Proactive and Reactive Projects for the Fight against the Official English Movement" (Susan J. Dicker); (5) "English Language Policy and the Community Affiliate Response to a Significant Current Issue" (Ruth Jackson); (6) "Official English Reading List" (Kathy Romstedt). An addendum to the Draper/Jimenez article updates the movement from 1991-1995. (Contains 28 references.) (NAV)
Descriptors: English, English Only Movement, Language Standardization, Monolingualism, National Norms, Official Languages, Professional Development
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Inc., 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($14.95; member, $11.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Location: United States