ERIC Number: ED446452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
At War with Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 25.
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)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, English Only Movement, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Language Attitudes, Language Minorities, Official Languages, Opinions, Political Issues, Politics of Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Multilingual Matters Ltd., UTP, 2250 Military Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Web site: http://www.multilingual-matters.com.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 227 (California 1998)