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Language and Cultural Issues in the Early Education of Language Minority Children


by Lily Wong Fillmore 1991

Can children really lose their native languages? What are the mechanisms and consequences of this kind of loss, and what relevance does this problem have in a discussion of early education for language minority children in the United States? What policy or pedagogical issues should the potential loss of language raise for us? These issues are examined in the present chapter in relation to current discussions on early education policy toward America's language minority children.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 90, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 5, 1991, p. 30-49
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19281, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 3:07:22 AM

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  • Lily Fillmore
    University of California, Berkeley
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    LILY WONG FILLMORE is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
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