Teaching and Learning in Two Languages: Bilingualism and Schooling in the United States


reviewed by Sharon Ulanoff - 2006

coverTitle: Teaching and Learning in Two Languages: Bilingualism and Schooling in the United States
Author(s): Eugene E. García
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807745367, Pages: 216, Year: 2005
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Since the 1980s, research has demonstrated successful academic achievement for English language learners (ELLs) who have had the benefit of properly implemented bilingual programs (Collier and Thomas, 1998; Krashen and Biber, 1988; Ramírez, 1992; Willig, 1985). Dr. Eugene E. García, long recognized as an expert in the fields of multicultural and bilingual education, has written a comprehensive book that examines the relationship between bilingualism and schooling in the US. This book is a welcome addition to the literature on effective bilingual education practices in that it is situated in a sociopolitical context and, as the author states “…confronts the educational debate regarding effective instructional practices for bilingual students but does not avoid the political and ideological debates around issues like bilingual education, English First, immigration, and assimilation….” (p. xxxi). In this era of increasing diversity among school-age children within the context of anti-immigrant and anti-bilingual attitudes and legislation (García and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 26-29
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12066, Date Accessed: 11/27/2020 11:50:09 PM

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