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English language learners
Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
Publication Information:
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2009]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Explores issues involved with English language learners, bilingual education, and the English-only/official English movement.
Bilingual teaching is beneficial to English language learners / Kelley Dawson Salas -- Bilingual teaching has little effect in improving English fluency / Greg Collins -- English immersion is the best way to teach English language learners / Newt Gingrich -- All students should receive a bilingual education / Teachers College, Columbia University -- English should be the official language of the United States / Mauro E. Mujica -- Mandating English as the official language of the United States is unnecessary / James Crawford -- Demand for English classes outstrips supply / Gaiutra Bahadur -- The number of English classes is adequate / U.S. English Foundation -- English-only laws do not help immigrants gain fluency in English / John Trasviña -- English-only policies in the workplace discriminate against workers / Charlton McIlwain, Stephen Maynard Caliendo -- English-only policies in the workplace help workers assimilate / John Fund -- English-only ballots are discriminatory / Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund -- English-only ballots are not discriminatory / George Will -- The English language is not threatened in the United States / Dennis Baron -- Teachers should help preserve their students' culture / Maria Franquiz, Carol Brochin-Ceballos -- Adolescent immigrants have a difficult time assimilating / Kristin Collins -- Appendix. What you should know about English language learners ; What you should do about English language learners.
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