ERIC Number: EJ666800
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Bilingual Education in the United States: Historical Development and Current Issues.
Ovando, Carlos J.
Bilingual Research Journal, v27 n1 p1-24 Spr 2003
Various interpretations of the historical forces affecting U.S. language policy and attitudes toward bilingual education are examined. Changing political, social, and economic forces, rather than any consistent ideology, have shaped the nation's responses to language diversity. U.S. language ideology has shifted with changing historical events, and the absence of consistent ideology has enhanced the role of symbolic politics. (Contains 61 references.) (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias, Ideology, Immigration, Language Attitudes, Language Minorities, Politics of Education
For full text: http://brj.asu.edu/content/vol27 no1/abstracts.html.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A