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ERIC Number: EJ1011423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Fight or Flight? Immigration, Competition, and Language Assistance Resources in Metropolitan Atlanta
Tarasawa, Beth
Journal of Latinos and Education, v12 n3 p186-201 2013
As the Latino/a immigrant population increases, racial conflict historically understood in terms of Black and White in the U.S. South has expanded to include new contestants in metro-Atlanta public schools. By examining market and sociological competition theoretical perspectives, this study investigates how language assistance resource implementation for English language learners is influenced by supply-demand, school, neighborhood, and political factors. The findings suggest that programmatic decisions about language assistance are driven predominantly by supply-demand factors. However, neighborhood and school racial competition measures also influence the availability of language assistance for English language learners, particularly in terms of onsite language assistance instruction. (Contains 5 tables and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia