ISBN13:978-0807741054 ISBN10: 0807741051 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0807741061 ISBN10: 080774106X
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Teacher's College Press Published: 04/27/2001 International: No
"A rich qualitative and compelling case for attending to the complexity and power of acknowledging and being responsive to language learning inside and outside those places we call school."
--Eugene E. García, Professor and Dean, University of California, Berkeley
"Riveting, courageous, and forthright. Dr. Valdés exposes the inequities of the lack of access to knowledge that middle school and high school immigrant students face in the teaching and learning of academic English, and shows us that we need to seriously revamp how we teach English as a second language or we will continue to fail future generations."
--Barbara M. Flores, Professor of Education, California State University, San Bernardino
"Helps the reader see how access to English and to academic knowledge is denied by the same structures and policies that aim to help. In essence, Valdés documents how schools and children collude to not learn, the frustration of children when their motivation structures are shattered, and the structures that become the traps of the system."
--María E. Torres-Guzmán, Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College Press Web Site, February, 2002
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