American conversations: Puerto Ricans, white ethnics, and by Ellen Bigler

By Ellen Bigler

Bigler examines one city's heated dispute that arose over bringing multiculturalism and bilingual schooling into their lives and their faculties' curricula, illuminating the character of racial politics within the usa and the way either side within the debate over multicultural schooling fight to discover universal language. within the PUERTO RICAN reports sequence.

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And there were shootings in the hallway during the night. You had to be careful before you walked out your door, make sure you didn't get shot. So it was horrible. There was no heat, no hot water sometimes in the winter. Page 28 While senior citizens in Arnhem may complain about the deteriorating quality of life in the city, for Puerto Ricans like Luz and Ana Arnhem is a reprieve from the struggles that confronted them in larger metropolitan areas. " It didn't occur to me to look at signs. I knew how to go from my sister's house to my father's store, and to the mall, that's all I needed.

Their works, and those of other educational researchers and reformers concerned about enduring educational and societal inequalities, have mutually enriched one another, contributing to a body of scholarship that today falls under the rubric of multicultural education. 4 Curricula and texts in English and social studies classrooms that more accurately depict the experiences, perspectives, and contributions of diverse groups are seen as Page 10 integral to a solid multicultural education foundation.

2), pages 186203. Portions of the text were published in CENTRO in "Dangerous Discourses: Language Politics and Classroom Practices in Upstate New York" (Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, City University of New York, Winter 19961997, volume IX, no. 9), pages 2642. Portions of Chapters 4, 5, and 6 were published as technical reports through the National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning at the State University of New York, University at Albany (Bigler 1994b; Bigler 1996a; Bigler and Collins 1995).

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