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Educating Immigrant Children - Schools and Language Minorities in Twelve Nations (Hardcover) Loot Price: R4,320
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Educating Immigrant Children - Schools and Language Minorities in Twelve Nations (Hardcover): Charles L. Glenn, Ester J. De Jong

Educating Immigrant Children - Schools and Language Minorities in Twelve Nations (Hardcover)

Charles L. Glenn, Ester J. De Jong

Series: Reference Books in International Education, 28

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In the United States and in various nations throughout the world, immigrants seeking temporary or permanent residence are increasing in numbers. This comparative study surveys the educational policies and practices in response to language diversity in a dozen nations, and draws from them lessons for a more effective "whole-school" approach.
Policies and practices are discussed in the context of political debate within the minority communities and in the wider society of each nation; the competing claims of integration and of language and cultural maintenance are taking widely differing forms in the nations studied and among the various minority communities. Perspectives from sociology, cultural anthropology, sociolinguistics, political science, and research on school effectiveness are brought to bear. Some of the groups included are: Turks, Moroccans and Algerians, refugees from the former Yugoslavia, various nationalities of Spanish speakers, Greeks, Italians, Haitians, Surinamese and Jamaicans, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans, Vietnamese and Cambodians. Nations emphasized are those of Western Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The concern is with children who are marked both by the linguistic and cultural differences between their homes and schools, and by the low status of their parents and their ethnic identities in the host society.
Chapters explore principal controversies; the current status of immigration to the OECD nations; indigenous language minority groups; the complex relationships immigrants develop with host societies, homelands, and ethnic communities; maintenance or abandonment of native language; programs, classroom practices, and policy implications.

General

Imprint: Crc Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Reference Books in International Education, 28
Release date: December 1996
First published: 1996
Authors: Charles L. Glenn • Ester J. De Jong
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 46mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 756
ISBN-13: 978-0-8153-1469-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education > General
LSN: 0-8153-1469-8
Barcode: 9780815314691

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