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ERIC Number: ED467741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 193
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-1-931202-28-1
Immigrant Children and the Politics of English-Only: Views from the Classroom. The New Americans: Recent Immigration and American Society.
Stritikus, Tom
This book discusses the debate over the English-only movement, examining how it affects teachers and students and highlighting one California district's experience with changes brought about by Proposition 227. Chapter 1, "Introduction," reviews the issue. Chapter 2, "Teachers' Place in the Local Enactment of Language Policy," discusses research questions and purposes of the study and the theoretical background. Chapter 3, "Research Method, Research Site and Participants," describes the study. Chapter 4, "The Proposition 227 Policy Context: Teacher Perceptions and Behavior," discusses district level decisions, teacher actions, and beliefs of teachers at different schools. Chapter 5, "Proposition 227 and Teachers' Work: English-Only and Open Court," describes learning in these classrooms, tensions, teacher-student interactions, reading and writing, and teachers' individual qualities and classroom practices. Chapter 6, "Literacy Practice at Open Valley," describes one school's literacy instruction (e.g., reading groups, multidimensional student participation, and guided reading). Chapter 7, "Conclusions," discusses how teachers are more than policy conductors, individual teacher qualities play a large role in policy, and Proposition 227 was not the answer to school and district concerns. An appendix includes focal events and literacy materials. (Contains 15 tables and 81 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 227 (California 1998)