ERIC Number: EJ929510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Immigration, Education, and the Search for Our National Identity
Merchant, Amita D.; Osterling, Jorge P.
Bilingual Research Journal, v31 n1-2 p7-22 2008
In recent months the United States scrutinized the reauthorization of two critical pieces of legislation--those of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Law and the No Child Left Behind Act--and disagreed on many of the issues involved in these two pieces of legislation. We believe this is an opportunity to engage in a deeper examination of the democratic freedom that allows us to become engaged in such disagreements and to probe further into this issue to address some underlying questions. As a multicultural, multilingual nation of immigrants, what is our national identity? Who are we as a people? What is our role in the world? And most importantly, how does this view affect us as educators?
Descriptors: Nationalism, Federal Legislation, Multilingualism, Immigration, Immigrants, Educational Legislation, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism, Role, Teacher Role, United States History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001