By James Crawford

How to educate English language novices has been one of the so much contentious - certainly, such a lot politicized - concerns in American schooling during the last 3 many years. assembly the pedagogical wishes of those teenagers, the fastest-growing inhabitants in U.S. colleges, is a powerful problem in itself. Educators’ project is additional complex by way of exterior components together with the English-only move, anti-immigrant agitation, resistance to civil-rights legislation, assaults on bilingual schooling, mandates for high-stakes checking out and different faulty "reforms", uninformed media insurance, and legislators’ one-size-fits-all responses to assorted scholars. within the 18 essays accumulated right here, James Crawford analyzes the rules and politics in the back of those conflicts, evaluations the suggestions and strategies hired, and indicates how you can enhance advocacy on behalf of English language learners.

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