The U.S. population is diverse. With nearly 20% of children and adults in the United States speaking a native language other than English, the need for information about language and literacy skills has never been greater.
In this 2nd edition of Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States, the author takes a fresh look at the differences between the literacy performance and educational achievement of language minorities and native speakers of English in this country and the social and educational policy debates that surround literacy in the 21st century.
Based on current national data, the book examines language diversity in the United States; outlines what we know about the development of English literacy, native language literacy, and literacy in two languages; and explores how to make informed national policy decisions. Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States is written for linguists, scholars, policy makers, educators, and students in teacher preparation programs.
Dr. Terrence G. Wiley, is a professor at Arizona State University, College of Education, where he directs the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and codirects the Language Policy Research Unit. He has worked with immigrant, indigenous, and refugee communities throughout the United States.
SHIPPING NOTICE: This item will be shipped directly from the publisher, Delta Publishing Company. 2005. (267 pp).
Terrence G. Wiley
Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Publishing Company