[lg policy] Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education: Immigration and Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 4 16:25:02 UTC 2012

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education
Immigration and Language Policy

Immigration and Language Policy

The junctures between demographic shifts and formal social
institutions are often characterized by tension and contradiction
based on the policies and practices of a given society or government.
This is because the psychology, culture, habits, and customs of
newcomers do not always coincide with the psychology, culture, habits,
and customs of those who maintain those social institutions, including
formal organizations of government and public service. These frictions
can be understood by evaluating institutional policies and the
demographic characteristics of the population that institutions are
intended to serve. This entry interprets the historical developments
of language and bilingual education policy in the United States in the
proportional representation of immigrants throughout the United
States, from the 1880s until the present day. During the past 140
years, language and bilingual education policies have been more
restrictive when the proportional representation of immigrants in this
country is relatively high ...

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