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Minority education : from shame to struggle

Author: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; Jim Cummins
Publisher: Clevedon, Avon, England ; Philadelphia, PA, USA : Multilingual Matters, ©1988.
Series: Multilingual matters (Series), 40.
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This book analyses policy issues regarding the education of minority students in western industrialised societies and presents a number of case studies of programs that have been successful in  Read more...

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Minority education.
Clevedon, Avon, England ; Philadelphia, PA, USA : Multilingual Matters, ©1988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; Jim Cummins
ISBN: 1853590045 9781853590047 1853590037 9781853590030
OCLC Number: 17508269
Description: vii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Sociopolitical analyses: multilingualism and the education of minority children, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; language policy and language rights in the United States - issues in bilingualism, Eduardo Hernandez-Chavez; the language education of immigrant workers' children in The Netherlands, Rene Appel; the jewel in the crown of the Modern Prince - the new approach to bilingualism in multicultural education in England, Arturo Tosi; active bilingualism - the Swedish goal for immigrant children's language instruction, Gunnar Tingbjorn; from multicultural to anti-racist education - an analysis of programmes and policies in Ontario, Jim Cummins. Part 2 Experiential perspectives: mother tongue and identity, Antti Jalava; poems; living with two languages, Jukka Kalasniemi; returning to Sami identity, Johannes Marainen. Part 3 Community struggles for educational rights: rights and claims of indigenous people - education and the reclaiming of identity - the case of the Canadian natives, the Sami and Australian Aborigines, Deirdre F.Jordan; the Pajaro Valley experience - working with Spanish-speaking parents to develop children's reading and writing skills through the use of children's literature, Alma Flor Ada; Finnish children in Sweden strike for better education, Tuula Honkala et al; resource power and autonomy through discourse in conflict - a Finnish migrant school strike in Sweden, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; parents, schools and racism - bilingual education in a Northern California town, Jan Curtis; the Carpinteria language minority student experience - from theory to practice to success, S.Jim Campos and H.Robert Keatinge; beyond cultural inclusion - an Inuit example of indigenous educational development, Arlene Stairs; nine years of Finnish-medium education in Sweden - what happens afterwards? - the education of minority children in Botkyrka, Tom Hagman and Jouko Lahdenpera. Part 4 The global context: linguicism - structures and ideologies in linguistic imperialism, Robert Phillipson; racism, ethnicism and etharchy or not? - the principles of progressive control and transformative change, Chris Mullard; monolingual myopia and the petals of the Indian lotus - do many languages divide or unite a nation?, Debi Prasanna Pattanayak; concluding remarks - language for empowerment, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Jim Cummins.
Series Title: Multilingual matters (Series), 40.
Responsibility: edited by T. Skutnabb-Kangas and J. Cummins.
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