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The Resource True American : language, identity, and the education of immigrant children, Rosemary C. Salomone

True American : language, identity, and the education of immigrant children, Rosemary C. Salomone

Label
True American : language, identity, and the education of immigrant children
Title
True American
Title remainder
language, identity, and the education of immigrant children
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary C. Salomone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Rosemary Salomone uses the heated debate over how best to educate immigrant children as a way to explore what national identity means in an age of globalization, transnationalism, and dual citizenship. She demolishes popular myths - that bilingualism impedes academic success, that English is under threat in contemporary America, that immigrants are reluctant to learn English, or that the ancestors of today's assimilated Americans had all to gain and nothing to lose in abandoning their family language." "She lucidly reveals the little-known legislative history of bilingual education, its dizzying range of meanings in different schools, districts, and states, and the difficulty in proving or disproving whether it works - or defining it as a legal right." "In eye-opening comparisons, Salomone suggests that the simultaneous spread of English and the push toward multilingualism in western Europe offer economic and political advantages from which the U.S. could learn. She argues eloquently that multilingualism can and should be part of a meaningful education and responsible national citizenship in a globalized world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salomone, Rosemary C
Dewey number
371.82/691
Index
index present
LC call number
LC3731
LC item number
.S24 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrant children
  • Immigrant children
  • Immigrant children
  • Education, Bilingual
  • Americanization
  • United States
  • United States
  • Chancengleichheit
  • Migrationshintergrund
  • Schüler
Label
True American : language, identity, and the education of immigrant children, Rosemary C. Salomone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Looking both ways
  • A meaningful education
  • The symbolic and the salient
  • Americanization past
  • The new immigrants
  • Language, identity, and belonging
  • Rights, ambivalence, and ambiguities
  • Backlash
  • More wrongs than rights
  • Setting the record straight
Control code
435711347
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780674046528
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)435711347
Label
True American : language, identity, and the education of immigrant children, Rosemary C. Salomone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Looking both ways
  • A meaningful education
  • The symbolic and the salient
  • Americanization past
  • The new immigrants
  • Language, identity, and belonging
  • Rights, ambivalence, and ambiguities
  • Backlash
  • More wrongs than rights
  • Setting the record straight
Control code
435711347
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780674046528
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)435711347

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