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By James Crawford

How to coach English language inexperienced persons has been one of the such a lot contentious - certainly, so much politicized - matters in American schooling over the last 3 a long time. assembly the pedagogical wishes of those little ones, the fastest-growing inhabitants in U.S. faculties, is an impressive problem in itself. Educators’ undertaking is additional advanced by way of exterior elements together with the English-only circulate, anti-immigrant agitation, resistance to civil-rights legislation, assaults on bilingual schooling, mandates for high-stakes trying out and different erroneous "reforms", uninformed media insurance, and legislators’ one-size-fits-all responses to different scholars. within the 18 essays accrued the following, James Crawford analyzes the rules and politics at the back of those conflicts, evaluations the thoughts and strategies hired, and indicates how you can enhance advocacy on behalf of English language learners.

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