English Learners Left Behind

Author: Assist. Prof. Kate Menken
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847699332
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In the wake of recent federal legislation entitled No Child Left Behind, high-stakes standardized testing for accountability purposes is being emphasized in educational systems across the U.S. for all students – including English Language Learners (ELLs). Yet language proficiency mediates test performance, so ELLs typically receive scores far below those of other students. This book explores how tests have become de facto language policy in schools, shaping what is taught in school, how it is taught, and in what language(s) it is taught. In New York City, while most schools responded to testing by increasing the amount of English instruction offered to ELLs, a few schools have preserved native language instruction instead. Moreover, this research documents how tests are a defining force in the daily lives of ELLs and the educators who serve them.

Advocating For English Learners

Author: James Crawford
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847690726
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A collection of 18 essays addressing the policy and politics of educating English language learners. Subjects include demographic change and its educational implications, American responses to language diversity, public controversies over bilingual education, high-stakes testing and its impact on English language learners, and the precarious status of language rights in the USA.

Foundations Of Bilingual Education And Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847693555
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The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.

Streitfall Zweisprachigkeit The Bilingualism Controversy

Author: Ingrid Gogolin
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531158860
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Die Frage, ob die Zweisprachigkeit von Migranten eine positive, individuelle wie gesellschaftlich nützliche Kompetenz ist, war und ist umstritten. Der Band dokumentiert den interdisziplinären und internationalen Austausch über neueste Forschungsergebnisse zu dieser Frage - und bietet die Chance zur Versachlichung der Auseinandersetzungen über den 'Streitfall Zweisprachigkeit'.

Language Policies And Dis Citizenship

Author: Prof. Vaidehi Ramanathan
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783090219
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This volume explores the concept of 'citizenship', and argues that it should be understood both as a process of becoming and the ability to participate fully, rather than as a status that can be inherited, acquired, or achieved. From a courtroom in Bulawayo to a nursery in Birmingham, the authors use local contexts to foreground how the vulnerable, particularly those from minority language backgrounds, continue to be excluded, whilst offering a powerful demonstration of the potential for change offered by individual agency, resistance and struggle. In addressing questions such as 'under what local conditions does "dis-citizenship" happen?'; 'what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?' and 'what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participating'? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.

Bilingual Education

Author: Ofelia García
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853599077
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The book contains a comprehensive selection of outstanding and influential articles on bilingual education in the USA and the rest of the world. It is designed for instructors and students, with questions and activities based on each of the 19 readings for students to engage in active learning.

Language Diversity In The Classroom

Author: John Edwards
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847692257
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This book provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. Particularly highlighted are the range and implications of attitudes towards languages and dialects - with close attention to nonstandard varieties - studies of Black English, foreign-language teaching and learning, as well as broad consideration of the assumptions and intentions underpinning bilingual and multicultural education.

Language Policy Processes And Consequences

Author: Dr. Sarah C. K. Moore
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783091967
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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.

Language Policy For The Multilingual Classroom

Author: Dr. Christine Hélot
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847695048
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With contributions from leading scholars all around the world, this volume underlines the ever-pressing need for new language in education policies to include all learners’ voices in the multilingual classroom and to empower teachers to develop responsive and transformative pedagogies. Using testimonies, narratives and examples from different international contexts, this book points clearly to what can be achieved practically in the multilingual classroom so that multilingual learners’ voices are legitimated, while also addressing the complex inter-relating sociolinguistic issues around the promotion of bilingualism and multilingualism in education.

Issues In The Assessment Of Bilinguals

Author: Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 178309009X
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This book discusses key issues surrounding the evaluation of language abilities and proficiency in multilingual speakers. It brings together researchers working on bilingual and multilingual children in a variety of multilingual settings and is essential reading for anyone assessing performance and multilingualism.