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ERIC Number: ED446452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85359-505-5
At War with Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 25.
Crawford, James
Bilingualism is a reality that many Americans still find difficult to accept; hence the prominence of English-only activism in American politics. This collection of essays analyzes the sources of the anti-bilingual movement, its changing directions, and its effects on education policy. This book also explores efforts to resist the English-only trend, including projects to revitalize American Indian languages. Chapter titles include the following: "Anatomy of the English-Only Movement;""Boom to Bust: Official English in the 1990s;""Endangered Native American Languages: What Is To Be Done and Why?""Seven Hypotheses on Language Loss;""The Political Paradox of Bilingual Education;""The Proposition 227 Campaign: A Post Mortem." Extensive references and a detailed index are included. (KFT)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 227 (California 1998)