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Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States

A History of America's "Polyglot Boardinghouse"

Authors: Ramsey, P.

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This history of one of the most contentious educational issues in America examines bilingual instruction in the United States from the common school era to the recent federal involvement in the 1960s and 1970s. Drawing from school reports, student narratives, legal resources, policy documents, and other primary sources, the work teases out the underlying agendas and patterns in bilingual schooling during much of America s history. The study demonstrates clearly how the broader context - the cultural, intellectual, religious, demographic, economic, and political forces - shaped the contours of dual-language instruction in America between the 1840s and 1960s. Ramsey s work fills a crucial void in the educational literature and addresses not only historians, linguists, and bilingual scholars, but also policymakers and practitioners in the field.

About the authors

Paul J. Ramsey is Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education at Eastern Michigan University, USA.

Reviews

"Paul J. Ramsey has written a comprehensive and definitive history of bilingual education in America. Based on exhaustive research, the book is at once a sophisticated piece of scholarship and an accessible introduction to a subject that every student of American education should read." - B. Edward McClellan, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, USA

"Ramsey gives us a pioneering, uncommonly literate study of bilingual instruction in the United States.The diverse contexts and wide array of participants' voices he assembles invite scholars, policymakers, and anyone drawn to the topic to probe deeply its multi-layered and contentious history. We have needed this important book for years." - Donald Warren, Professor of Education, Indiana University, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction Drafting the Blueprints for This Old Boardinghouse

    Ramsey, Paul J.

    Pages 1-10

  • Laying the Foundation for the Boardinghouse: The Context of Nineteenth-Century Schooling and Bilingualism

    Ramsey, Paul J.

    Pages 11-34

  • Building the Polyglot Boardinghouse in the Northeast and the South

    Ramsey, Paul J.

    Pages 35-51

  • Inside the Boardinghouse’s Parlor

    Ramsey, Paul J.

    Pages 53-69

  • The Polyglot Boarders Move West

    Ramsey, Paul J.

    Pages 71-94

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-10609-3
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Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-61851-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $37.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39328-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States
Book Subtitle
A History of America's "Polyglot Boardinghouse"
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10609-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230106093
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61851-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-39328-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 278
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