Educational Researcher. Nov 1996, Vol. 25 Issue 8, 30
Examines the virtues and excesses of parental involvement in public schools, including how minority parents are treated, and the dominant influence of some parents as they attempt to impose their particular beliefs onto the educational system. Explores research about the parent/teacher/school system relationship and teacher competence to deal with urban school challenges. (GR)
Arias, M. Beatriz, Casanova, Ursula, and National Society for the Study of Education, Chicago, IL.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. 280 pp.
Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family Influence, Language Research, Language Role, Limited English Speaking, Linguistic Theory, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, and Teacher Education
This yearbook is a collection of essays on aspects of bilingual education as it affects the Hispanic population of the United States and, more particularly as it affects students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The yearbook includes the following chapters: "Contextualizing Bilingual Education" *Ursula Casanova, M. Beatriz Arias); "Symbols and the Political Context of Bilingual Education in the United States" (Walter G. Secada, Theodora Lightfoot); "The Evaluation of Bilingual Education" (Ann C. Willig, J. David Ramirez); "Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language: The Elementary School" (Robert D. Milk); "Secondary Schooling for Students Becoming Bilingual" (Tamara Lucas); "Assessment of Students in Bilingual Education" (Carmen Mercado, Magdalia Romero); "Language and Culture in the Preparation of Bilingual Teachers" (Barbara J. Merino, Christian J. Faltis); "A Look at Language as a Resource: Lessons from La Clase Magica" (Olga A. Vasquez); and "The Home-School Connection in Bilingual Education" (Claude Goldenberg). A glossary and name and subject indexes are included. (MSE)
Centro Journal. Spring2003, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p226. 22p.
Reviews several non-fiction books. 'Hispanic Education in the United States: Raíces y Atlas,' by Eugene E. Garcia; 'Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools,' edited by Sonia Nieto; 'School Kids/Street Kids: Identity Development in Latino Students,' by Nilda Florez-González.
Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Gifted, Political Influences, Social Influences, and Special Education
Examines the influence of various sociopolitical factors on government policies in two federal programs, those for the gifted and talented and those for bilingual education. Traces the evolution of these programs and compares their backgrounds to determine the influences shaping federal funding and program implementation. (GLR)