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Author Porter, Rosalie Pedalino, 1931-

Title Forked tongue : the politics of bilingual education / Rosalie Pedalino Porter
Published New York : Basic Books, [1990]


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Description xiii, 285 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: The bilingual controversy -- 1. Firsthand experience in educating language minorities -- 2. Confronting the political power of the bilingual bureaucracy -- 3. Reassessing the assumptions underlying twenty years of bilingual education -- 4. Learning from other multilingual societies -- 5. The fresh breeze of innovation in U.S. alternative programs -- 6. Beyond bilingual education : language policy, cultural pluralism, and nationhood -- 7. Political extremes intensify the language debate -- 8. Decisions for the future
Summary An inside account of how the 21 year old experiment in bilingual education has failed our language-minority children--and why
Analysis Education, Bilingual United States
Linguistic minorities Education United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and index
Subject Education, Bilingual -- United States.
Linguistic minorities -- Education -- United States.
LC no. 89077422
ISBN 0465024874