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Contested Policy

Author: Guadalupe San Miguel
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574411713
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Discusses the history of bilingual education policies in the United States.

Life In Laredo

Author: Robert D. Wood
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 157441173X
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Annotation The author shows daily live in Laredo and the struggle to survive in a harsh environment from the 1750s - 1850s.

The Strange Career Of Bilingual Education In Texas 1836 1981

Author: Carlos Kevin Blanton
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585446025
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Awarded the Texas State Historical Association's Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize; presented March 2005 Despite controversies over current educational practices, Texas boasts a rich and vibrant bilingual tradition-and not just for Spanish-English instruction, but for Czech, German, Polish, and Dutch as well. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Texas educational policymakers embraced, ignored, rejected, outlawed, then once again embraced this tradition. In The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, author Carlos Blanton traces the educational policies and their underlying rationales, from Stephen F. Austin's proposal in the 1830s to "Mexicanize" Anglo children by teaching them Spanish along with English and French, through the 1981 passage of the most encompassing bilingual education law in the state's history. Blanton draws on primary materials, such as the handwritten records of county administrators and the minutes of state education meetings, and presents the Texas experience in light of national trends and movements, such as Progressive Education, the Americanization Movement, and the Good Neighbor Movement. By tracing the many changes that eventually led to the re-establishment of bilingual education in its modern form in the 1960s and the 1981 passage of a landmark state law, Blanton reconnects Texas with its bilingual past. CARLOS KEVIN BLANTON, an assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University, earned his Ph.D. from Rice University. His research in Mexican American educational history has been published in journals such as the Pacific Historical Review and Social Science Quarterly.

English Language Learners At School

Author: Else V. Hamayan
Publisher: Caslon Incorporated
ISBN: 9781934000045
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Culture And Power In The Classroom

Author: Antonia Darder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317261747
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This is a timely second edition of the enormously significant book which changed how teachers and community activists view their own practice. This edition concludes with personal essays by teachers, professors, and community activists explaining the direct impact which Culture and Power in the Classroom has had on their lives. Unlike many texts that discuss educational failure, this book provides a historical context for understanding underachievement in our nation. Thoroughly revised to include the new thinking on diversity and learning, this edition includes a new chapter on assessment and the brain. This second edition will be welcomed by previous and new readers alike, and will help influence the approach of a new generation of teachers, whether they are based in schools, colleges or community centres.