Bibliography: Immigrant Rights (page 26 of 54)

This bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Sanctuary Cities website. Some of the authors featured on this page include Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development. New York State Education Dept., David W. Kirkpatrick, Max Green, Mario G. Cantu, Barbara Roberts, Elizabeth Marek, Joshua Bassett, Luise Prior McCarty, Nancy Bell, and James W. Nickel.

Kirkpatrick, David W. (1998). The Bigotry of Blaine Amendments, Crisis in Education. After a surge of Catholic immigrants, James Blaine, Speaker of the House in the 1800s, proposed an amendment prohibiting public aid to religious schools. Though Congress rejected the idea, many states put the proposal in their constitutions, where it remains. Much ongoing controversy over school choice began with Blaine. This paper recommends removal of Blaine amendments in order to head education in the right direction. Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Private School Aid

Cantu, Mario G.; Garza, Francisco (1981). The Seals Decision–A Landmark in Education for Children of Undocumented Aliens, AGENDA. On July 22, 1980, in U.S. Federal District Court in Texas, Judge Woodrow Seals declared unconstitutional Section 21.031 of the Texas Education Code which restricted children of undocumented immigrants from attending Texas public schools. The decision's effect is to affirm the Constitutional right to an education regardless of immigration status.   [More]  Descriptors: Access to Education, Acculturation, Admission Criteria, Children

Punske, Lori, Comp. (1992). Teaching Tools, Teaching Tolerance. Reviews teaching materials for use in multicultural education. Materials described include posters, novels, picture books, toys, games, and curriculum packages. Topics include religious diversity, values, children's stories, bilingual literature, human rights, Native Americans, women's studies, multicultural art, immigrant students, gender equity, Asian Americans, African Americans, antibias education, and citizenship. Descriptors: Affirmative Action, American Indians, Asian Americans, Attitude Change

Bell, Nancy, Ed.; Evans, Bruce, Ed.; Wang, Shuhan C., Ed. (1997). Working Papers in Educational Linguistics. Volume 13, Number 2, Working Papers in Educational Linguistics. Four papers on linguistic theory and language research include: "Language Policy, Language Education, and Language Rights: Indigenous, Immigrant, and International Perspectives" (Nancy H. Hornberger), a discussion of how language policy and language education serve as vehicles for promoting the vitality, versatility, and stability of indigenous languages; "Talk to Me! The Development of Request Strategies in Non-Native Speakers of English" (Caryn L. Francis), a study of development of pragmatic competence across nine levels of English proficiency; "English Article Deletion in Korean EFL Learners' Compositions" (Hikyoung Lee), an analysis of the linguistic and social factors influencing deletion of the definite and indefinite article in the written compositions of Korean learners of English; and "Effects of Instructional Strategies on Second Language Acquisition Process" (Victoria Jo), a discussion of instructional strategies based on three dimensions (experiential-analytic, implicit-explicit, intralingual-crosslingual) in code-focused second language instruction.   [More]  Descriptors: Determiners (Languages), Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries

Ivery, Curtis, Ed.; Bassett, Joshua, Ed. (2011). America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-Blind Politics: Education, Incarceration, Segregation, and the Future of the U.S. Multiracial Democracy, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.. Over 40 years ago the historic Kerner Commission Report declared that America was undergoing an urban crisis whose effects were disproportionately felt by underclass populations. In "America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics", Curtis Ivery and Joshua Bassett explore the persistence of this crisis today, despite public beliefs that America has become a "post-racial" nation after the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Ivery and Bassett combine their own experience in the fields of civil rights and education with the knowledge of more than 20 experts in the field of urban studies to provide an accessible overview of the theories of the urban underclass and how they affect America's urban crisis. This engaging look into the still-present racial politics in America's cities adds significantly to the existing scholarship on the urban underclass by discussing the role of the prison-industrial complex in sustaining the urban crisis as well as the importance of the concept of multiracial democracy to the future of American politics and society. "America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics" encourages the reader not only to be aware of persisting racial inequalities, but to actively engage in efforts to respond to them. This book is divided into seven chapters. Chapter I: Introduction and Theoretical Overview. Chapter II, Color-blind Ideology and the Urban Crisis, contains the following: (1) "Color-blindness, Racism, and Multiracial Democracy" (Michael Omi); (2) "Difference," Emiseration, and America's Urban Crisis" (Houston Baker); (3) "Sure, We're All Just One Big Happy Family" (Benjamin Demott); (4) "Immigration, Education, and the Media" (Maria Hinojosa); and (5) "Incarcerated and Disappeared in the Land of the Free" (Trinh Minh-Ha). Chapter III, Mass Incarceration and the Urban Crisis, contains the following: (6) "Mass Incarceration, Civil Death, and the New Racial Domain" (Manning Marable); (7) "Mass Incarceration, Race, and Criminal Justice Policy" (Marc Mauer); (8) "Racial Profiling and Imprisonment of the Mentally Ill" (Bob Herbert); and (9) "The Case of Jonathan Magbie" (Colbert I. King). Chapter IV, Segregation and the Urban Crisis, contains the following: (10) "Race and Residential Segregation in Detroit" (John Powell and John Telford); (11) "Health Care as a Civil Rights Issue" (Alvin F. Poussaint); (12) "A Call for Multicultural Dialogues" (James J. Zogby); and (13) "American Education: Still Separate, Still Unequal" (Arthur Levine). Chapter V, Education and the Urban Crisis, contains the following: (14) "Toward a Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education" (Grace Lee Boggs); (15) "Writing and Multiracial Education" (Nell Irvin Painter); (16) "Police In Schools: Can a Law Enforcement Orientation Be Reconciled With an Educational Mission?" (Johanna Wald and Lisa Thurau); and (17) "Pursuing the Promise of Brown in the 21st Century" (Erica Frankenberg). Chapter VI, Multiracial Democracy and the Urban Crisis, contains the following: (18) "In Our Lifetime" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.); (19) "Making Every Vote Count" (Lani Guinier); (19) "Segregation by Race, Segregation from Opportunity, and the Subversion of Multiracial Democracy in Detroit" (Andrew Grant-Thomas); and (20) "How We Are White" (Gary Howard). Chapter 7 is Conclusion.   [More]  Descriptors: Ethnicity, Civil Rights, Democracy, Correctional Institutions

Green, Max; Marek, Elizabeth (1985). An Interview with Nathan Glazer, New Perspectives. Presents an interview with Nathan Glazer, professor of Education and Sociology at Harvard University. Discusses such civil right-related issues as the ascendance of minority interests in American politics; the question of whether affirmative action has helped Blacks; and the advancement of new immigrants to the United States. Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Blacks, Civil Rights, Equal Education

Galindo, Rene (1997). Language Wars: The Ideological Dimensions of the Debates on Bilingual Education, Bilingual Research Journal. A conceptual framework was developed to analyze ideological debates about bilingual education in California and Colorado. A discussion of language as problem, as resource, and as right reveals how viewing Spanish as a problem enables devaluation of bilingualism and the linguistic capital of Latino immigrants, and the displacement of Latino parents from participation in their children's education. (Contains 58 references.) Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Civil Liberties

Nickel, James W. (1980). Human Rights and the Rights of Aliens. Working Paper NB-3. This paper examines the issue of human rights and the rights of aliens. Contemporary ideas of human rights and contractarian alternatives to universal rights are reviewed. The obligations of governments to admit refugees and to honor the rights of aliens within their borders are discussed. The right to political participation and right to welfare are also examined as they apply to aliens. The paper concludes with an analysis of the rights of undocumented aliens.   [More]  Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Government Role, Illegal Immigrants

Rosales, F. Arturo (1985). Shifting Self Perceptions and Ethnic Consciousness among Mexicans in Houston 1908-1946, Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies. Analyzes the evolution of Mexican American identity in Houston's Chicano community. Describes immigrants' emphasis on community pride in "mexicanismo" and Mestizo-Indian heritage, abandonment of indigenous identity and demands for White status in 1930s and 1940s, and identification with racial minorities during the civil rights movement. Contains 29 references. Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Study, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development. (1977). Balancing the Picture: Integrating Women into American History. A Guide to Provide Balance for the Syllabus in Social Studies 11. Using the New York state social studies 11th grade syllabus as a guide, the developer of this guide has adapted statements of understandings and has added resources and research questions to give students a better perspective on the role of women in United States history. Five broad topics are explored: The American People (immigrants, culture patterns, civil rights); Government and Politics (Constitutional theory and practice, New York State government); American Economic Life (mercantile and industrial capitalism); American Civilization in Historical Perspective (education, mass media); and The United States in World Affairs (power and commitment). Within each area, the author has taken statements of understandings required of students and has suggested related research and discussion topics and resources to substantiate women's involvement. For example, in the education section of the topic American Civilization in Historical Perspective, one general understanding which students must develop is that "the belief that democratic society is dependent upon the education of its citizens underlies the history of free public education." With respect to this statement, students are asked to compare in what ways women have been educated differently from men in the colonial period, in the 19th century, and today. Three references are cited which will give specific information about this issue. It is suggested that teachers use the guide flexibly with the varied needs of individual classes. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Females

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Sydney (Australia). (1999). Bush Talks. Bush Talks is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission that aims to identify the major human rights issues confronting rural and remote residents, to inform rural Australians about human rights, and to develop projects to advance human rights in rural Australia. This paper summarizes major issues raised by rural residents via 26 community hearings, 94 telephone comments, and 53 written submissions during 1998. These issues are: providing basic health services, ensuring fair access to education, meeting other essential needs, valuing children and young people, and building communities. Recurring themes are: consolidating services into larger regional centers has resulted in shortages of services and facilities that deprive rural residents of their rights; government funding of services on a per capita basis results in inadequate rural programs; and discrimination and insensitivity to Indigenous people, youth, aged people, immigrants, and those with disabilities leads to unequal treatment of these groups. Rural Australians do not have equal access to education. Distance education, although adequate for primary education, is a poor substitute for secondary education, and the telecommunications infrastructure is inadequate in much of rural Australia. Low expectations and culturally insensitive practices discourage Indigenous people from completing school, and students with disabilities or special needs are not well served. Tertiary education is available only in capital cities. Each section describes an issue, drawing on rural residents' comments, and presents proposals for addressing it, examples of successful initiatives, and forthcoming Commission projects addressing the issue.   [More]  Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Access to Education, Civil Rights, Culturally Relevant Education

McCarty, Luise Prior (1992). Creating the Good Old Days. Review of "Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation," by Linda Chavez, Bilingual Research Journal. Criticizes the book reviewed as a right-wing policy potboiler. Rebuts five main claims that devalue bilingual education and affirmative action while assuming that all Hispanics strive for the goal of measurable individual attainment, even at the cost of communal and cultural impoverishment. Suggests that the book glorifies the immigrant good old days of hard work and assimilation. Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Hispanic Americans

Gragg, Krista M. (2000). Racism in Supervision: The Perspective of a Supervisee. This paper provides a personal account of the difficulties a supervisee, counseling a male Asian immigrant, encountered with a supervisor. The account helps to address what graduate students should do if they experience racism. It also delves into the deeper issue of whether the influence of supervisors' cultural backgrounds determines how they respond to supervisees and if it limits the types of advice they offer. The paper then discusses the dilemma graduate students face when they must decide between following the rules of their supervisor and thinking more critically about alternative solutions to cultural issues with clients. It offers suggestions on what would be helpful attitudes for supervisors in these situations and what students can do to counter the racist attitudes with what they know to be right.   [More]  Descriptors: Asian Americans, Counseling, Counselor Training, Ethnic Bias

Millar, David; Roberts, Barbara (1981). Minorities and Exploitation: A Canadian Tradition, Integrated Education. Illustrates the assertion that Canada's constitutional protection of minority rights has been used throughout history against the poor to protect the rich. Gives several examples of government policies and actions against the poor, against immigrants, against workers, and against native Canadians.   [More]  Descriptors: Canada Natives, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Discriminatory Legislation

Saunders, Malcolm (1980). The School Curriculum for Ethnic Minority Pupils: A Contribution to a Debate, International Review of Education. In discussing the curricular needs of the United Kingdom's immigrant minority children, the author analyzes various social accommodation models (melting post, cultural pluralist, multicultural) and proposes a "human rights" model of education, with curricular adaptation to specific minority problems: identity conflicts, communication problems, and unequal access to community resources.   [More]  Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum, Educational Needs, Educational Policy

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