Language Policy Processes and Consequences

Author: Dr. Sarah C. K. Moore
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783091967
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book traces the recent socio-historical trajectory of educational language policy in Arizona, the state with the most restrictive English-only implementation in the US. Chapters, each representing a case study of policy-making in the state, include: • an overview and background of the English-only movement, the genesis of Structured English Immersion (SEI), and current status of language policy in Arizona; • an in-depth review of the Flores case presented by its lead lawyer; • a look at early Proposition 203 implementation in the context of broader educational ‘reform’ efforts; • examples of how early state-wide mandates impacted teacher professional development; • a presentation of how new university-level teacher preparation curricula misaligns with commonly-held beliefs about what teachers of language minority students should know and understand; • an exploration of principals’ concerns about enforcing top-down policies for SEI implementation; • an investigation of what SEI policy looks like in today’s classrooms and whether it constitutes equity; • and finally, a discussion of what the various cases mean for the education of English learners in the state.

Mexican Americans and Education

Author: Estela Godinez Ballón
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816527865
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"This book will provide an overall overview of the relationship between Mexican Americans and schooling in the U.S. The book addresses the major areas of the educational experience for Mexican Americans including K-12 schooling and higher education"--Provided by publisher.

Critical Race Counterstories Along the Chicana Chicano Educational Pipeline

Author: Tara Joy Yosso
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Chicanas/os are part of the youngest, largest, and fastest growing racial/ethnic 'minority' population in the United States, yet at every schooling level, they suffer the lowest educational outcomes of any racial/ethnic group. Using a 'counterstorytelling' methodology, Tara Yosso debunks racialized myths that blame the victims for these unequal educational outcomes and redirects our focus toward historical patterns of institutional neglect. She artfully interweaves empirical data and theoretical arguments with engaging narratives that expose and analyse racism as it functions to limit access and opportunity for Chicana/o students. By humanising the need to transform our educational system, Yosso offers an accessible tool for teaching and learning about the problems and possibilities present along the Chicano/a educational pipeline.

Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education

Author: JoAnn Phillion
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452237786
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Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

Uprooting Children

Author: Robert Ketner Ream
Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
ISBN:
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A critical issue facing U.S. schools is the persistent disparity in achievement between racial/ethnic groups. The achievement gap is particularly pronounced for Mexican-Americans. By employing mixed-methods research techniques, Ream links emergent literature on social capital with research on student mobility to investigate student performance among Mexican-American and non-Latino White adolescents. Findings underscore the prevalence of student mobility, particularly among Mexican-origin youth, and its impingement on both the availability and convertibility of the resources embedded in their social networks. Results also suggest that minority and non-minority students fortify social ties in different ways, and that these differences have implications for the educational utility of social capital.

All Things Being Equal

Author: Brian D. Smedley
Publisher:
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Eight essays by top thinkers, published in conjunction with the Opportunity Agenda social change organization, evaluate recent patterns in stagnating class mobility, the increasing wage gap, and segregation-enforcing policies in education, housing, and criminal justice.