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Diverse by Design : Literacy Education in Multicultural Institutions.

Author: Christopher Schroeder
Publisher: Logan : Utah State University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Diversity, despite what we say, disturbs us. In the U.S., we debate linguistic rights, the need for an official language, and educational policies for language minority students. On the one hand, we believe in the rights of individuals, including (at least in the academy) the right to one's own language. On the other hand, we sponsor a single common language, monolingual and standard, for full participation and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Schroeder
ISBN: 9780874218077 0874218071
OCLC Number: 732294505
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Different Standards: Prologue; Part One: The Problems; Introduction; Different Standards: Part I; 1. The Most (Ethnically) Diverse University in the Midwest; Different Standards: Part II; Part Two: Everyday Experiences at NEIU; 2. Proyecto Pa'Lante Students; Different Standards: Part III; 3. One of Their Teachers; 4. Marked for Life; 5. Language, Ethnicity, and Higher Education; Different Standards: Part IV; Part Three: Connections and Conclusions; 6. Practices, Policies, Philosophies, and Politics; Different Standards: Conclusions. 7. An Afterword and a ReminderReferences; Index; About the Author.

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Diversity, despite what we say, disturbs us. In the U.S., we debate linguistic rights, the need for an official language, and educational policies for language minority students. On the one hand, we believe in the rights of individuals, including (at least in the academy) the right to one's own language. On the other hand, we sponsor a single common language, monolingual and standard, for full participation and communication in both the academy and in U.S. society. In Diverse by Design, Christopher Schroeder reports on an institutional case study conducted at an officially des.

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