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  • Education of Minorities and Peace Education in Pluralistic Societiesby Yaacov Iram

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 96.00

    The existence of minorities will grow in most countries of the world because of sociopolitical upheaval and economic crisis, both of which result in waves of migration. Contributors to this volume discuss the task of education to alleviate the problems arising from the mix of peoples of various ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious backgrounds.... more...

  • No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equalby Thomas J. Espenshade; Alexandria Walton Radford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Against the backdrop of today's increasingly multicultural society, are America's elite colleges admitting and successfully educating a diverse student body? No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal pulls back the curtain on the selective college experience and takes a rigorous and comprehensive look at how race and social class impact each stage--from... more...

  • The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United Statesby Terrence G Wiley; Jin Sook Lee; Russell W. Rumberger

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 39.95

    Includes contributions on the acquisition of English, language shift, the maintenance of heritage languages, prospects for long-term educational achievement, how family background, economic status, and gender and identity influence academic adjustment and achievement, and challenges for appropriate language testing and placement. more...

  • Language Diversity in the Classroomby John Edwards

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 49.95

    Provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. This work presents an analysis of the sources and implications of social disadvantage, since the nonstandard dialects that children bring with them to school - and the unfavourable perceptions of these dialects - have traditionally given rise to educational difficulties. more...

  • Gendered Identities and Immigrant Language Learningby Julia Menard-Warwick

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 34.95

    An ethnographic study that examines how the complexly gendered life histories of immigrant adults shaped their participation in both the English language classroom and the education of their children, within the contemporary sociohistorical context of increasing Latin American immigration to the United States. more...

  • Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.by Minglang Zhou; Ann Maxwell Hill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This volume is the first to comprehensively examine Chinese's affirmative action policies in the critical area of minority education, the most important conduit to employment and economic success in the PRC after the economic reforms begun in the late 1970s. more...

  • Francophonie, minorités et pédagogieby Phyllis Dalley; Sylvie Roy

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2008; US$ 19.99

    Francophonie, minorités et pédagogie regroupe des textes de sociologues et sociolinguistes activement impliqués dans la recherche sur l?éducation de minorités linguistiques au sein de la Francophonie. La richesse en diversité de ces textes permet de souligner l?apport de la sociolinguistique en matière d?analyse des politiques éducatives. De même,... more...

  • Constructing Inequality in Multilingual Classroomsby Luisa Martín Rojo

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    In this book, the reader is taken on a fascinating journey through some of Madrid's multilingual and multicultural schools, revealing the role of linguistic practices in constructing inequality and educational failure. The exciting discussion of these issues is particularly important in a globalized world where, on a daily basis,children enter... more...

  • Diversity Issues in American Colleges and Universitiesby Lamont A. Flowers

    Charles C Thomas 2004; US$ 38.95

    The primary objective of this book is to help higher education and student affairs graduate students as well as current higher education and student affairs professionals practice and refine thinking skills needed to resolve diversity-related issues and problems on college and university campuses. Within each chapter the author has included case studies... more...

  • Play Frames and Social Identitiesby Vally Lytra

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    This book is a sociolinguistic study of children?s talk and how they interact with one another and their teachers in multilingual, multicultural and multiethnic schools. It is based on tape recordings and ethnographic observations of majority Greek and minority Turkish-speaking children at an Athens primary school. It offers the reader a unique look... more...