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21: Ebonics
... primary reason behind the Oakland School Boards decision. Even some of the Oakland school officials says they wanted to use the Ebonics resolution as a license to seek and receive federal and state funds for bilingual education . One could say that the Afro-American liberal leaders have learned to fight back. Mimicking the economical oppression of former days, they are now turning the weapons back on their oppressors, using the most ... races and societies. Sadly, the Afro-American movement's odious means to obtain recognition and respect seem to have undermined its goals. The wanted respect is not gained by marking children speaking a dialect as bilingual. I have, in my discussion of this topic, felt it necessary to disclose my honest point of view in this matter. And YES, I have cherished my 'demagogue' role. If I have revealed any meaningful ... Board of Education have been publically misunderstood. Misconceptions include: Oakland School District has decided to teach Ebonics in place of English. The District is trying to classify Ebonics (i.e. "Black English,") speaking students as Bilingual. OUSD is only attempting to pilfer federal and state funds. OUSD is trying to create a system of perverse incentives that reward failure and lower standards. Oakland is condoning the use of Slang. Oakland ...
22: Hunger Of Memory
... conflict of speaking English versus Spanish, and the paradox that became evident as he used English as his primary language. Furthermore, the reader learns that Rodriguez s experiences have contributed to his beliefs that a bilingual education is harmful. First of all, Richard Rodriguez came from a family where his parents had been born and raised in Mexico. After moving and settling in America, Rodriguez s parents gave birth to him ... sense of private individualism by becoming assimilated into public society, such assimilation makes possible the achievement of public individualism (39). Rodriguez presents his story to the reader in order to speak out against support for bilingual education. In the beginning of the excerpt, Rodriguez explains, Supporters of bilingual education today imply that students like me miss a great deal by not being taught in their family s language. What they seem not to recognize that as a socially disadvantaged child... I needed ...
23: The American Classroom: Making it work for the Native American
... ways of looking and thinking. (Manning 65)" For many people language is the one way that they can keep their culture. The struggle arises when language has to be somewhat constant in the classroom. Although bilingual classrooms are becoming more and more available, many classrooms in the United States are limited to English. Educational psychologists recognize that it is necessary to have a common language during the crucial development stage that ... twenty one year old received their education on the reservation, many in their own language (Manning 65). This number accounts for nearly 75% of the Native American students. There are Native American students that are bilingual, but many speak only their native language. The students who are bilingual are faced with a different feat in that they have to decide which language they want to speak. This is challenging since many Native American people view language as a crucial part of their ...
24: Brian Mulroney And The Free Tr
... convention, Mulroney accepted an offer of Executive Vice-president of the Iron Ore Company of Canada and was appointed President the following year. In 1983, he again ran for Conservative leadership. He was the only "bilingual Quebec candidate, and as such, his ability to appeal to Tories across the country" was considered a great advantage. Mulroney won the leadership and gained his first seat in the House of Commons through a ... seats in the House of Commons. Brian Mulroney was also a party animal, having "attended his first PC convention in 1956 as vice- chairman of Youth for Diefenbaker." He learned his French easily, growing up bilingual in the company pulp town of Baie-Comeau. Mulroney thrived on campus Tory politics and networking. "Unlike Clark, Mulroney finished his law degree and began making a name for himself practising in Montreal." Take Mulroney as leader and you took a man who had shown that it was possible to win in life-to rise from the working class of a frontier town right to the top, and be bilingual and a good party man to boot, and have a beautiful wife and no apparent bad habits. No one ever found a smoking gun or a bloody knife in Mulroney's hands. Mulroney was ...
25: Trudeau: The Politics of My Way
... who loved him and the sophisticates and big city people who hated him. P.E.T. never did deal in democratic norms; instead, the elitist Trudeau gave Quebec's elitists the first crack at the bilingual club and transformed the federal bureaucracy, at least on its highest levels, to be a bilingual workplace in which the frankphone would be supreme. INTRO Canada, and its record of careful middle-of-the-road politics has produced leaders who were careful and middle-of-the-road as well, until 1968 ...
26: Canada Lacks A Real National Identity
... culture if they want. Because of these policies we gain popularity with other countries. That is the view other countries would have of Canada, which again shows that there is really no national identity. The bilingual and multicultural policies are ones that play a significant role in the Canadian identity. Because Canada has so many different cultural groups, interaction between them can influence or change the Canadian identity. In Canada, although ... many factors, Canada lacks a real national identity. Canadians identify with community, region, but rarely a nation. Values, attitudes and cultures of different groups shape identity as they have emerged from our history and geography. Bilingual and multicultural polices which help people preserve their own cultures can also have an affect on Canadian identity. Interaction between groups and people that have different views on Canada can influence the Canadian identity. Even ...
27: Issues To Consider In Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Patients
... many of whom do not acquire adequate language. Oral programs have declined in number over the past 25 years, replaced by "Total Communication" programs that incorporate some type of visual communication. The latest development is "bilingual, bicultural" education,(n33-n36) in which American Sign Language and English are taught as first and second languages, respectively, based on evidence of the importance of acquiring a strong first language during a short critical ... a linguistic minority rather than as a disabled population and should be treated as such: "the use of interpreters and respect for the culture and intellect of the patient are the foundations upon which good bilingual communication rests."(n58) Postlingually deaf and hard-of- hearing persons struggle to adapt to a world that is largely insensitive to their needs and deserve every effort toward accommodation. Elderly deaf persons benefit from an ...
28: Should Quebec (or other provinces) Separate From Canada In Order To Best Protect Its Constitutional Rights?
... family. Beside, identity of a nation is very important. It makes difference between country and country. People in the world know that Canada is mainly formed by French-Canadian and English-Canadian, and it has bilingual and muiltcultural culture. Most French-Canadian lives in Quebec. If Canada loses Quebec, the French-Canadian culture will surly be lost. If there is no French-Canadian culture, then the identity of bilingual will no longer need. Multiculturalism will no longer support by the French culture. Canada will hurt a lot because it loses one of the most special identities. Canada, including Quebec belong to every Canadian, not ...
29: Cultural Diversity in Local Politics
... both cultural and structural issues. Nascent cultural conflicts exist over the issue of bilingualism in the schools. Whites, Blacks, and other native-born English speakers express a certain degree of concern over the importance of bilingual education for non-English speakers the recent thrust of the English-only amendments is but one example.(Horton:578) Blacks are concerned on a number of fronts. Given that Blacks and Latinos share school facilities ... bilingualism will become another screening device to deny Blacks access to both teaching positions and administrative positions in public bureaucracies. Proponents of bilingualism, on the other hand, rightfully point out the increasing necessity of a bilingual curricula as the proportion ofd nonnative English-speaking students mushrooms. Thus, education becomes another forum where access to jobs, prestige, and income become the basis for differing multiethnic interests. Crime Another area of apparent common ...
30: The Policies of My Way
... who loved him and the sophisticates and big city people who hated him. P.E.T. never did deal in democratic norms; instead, the elitist Trudeau gave Quebec's elitists the first crack at the bilingual club and transformed the federal bureaucracy, at least on its highest levels, to be a bilingual workplace in which the frankphone would be supreme. INTRO Canada, and its record of careful middle-of-the-road politics has produced leaders who were careful and middle-of-the-road as well, until 1968 ...


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