Raising Silent Voices: Educating the Linguistic Minorities for the 21st Century

  • AUTHOR: Henry T. Trueba
  • ISBN-13: 9780838427095 
  • 206 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©1988     Published
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About The Product

RAISING SILENT VOICES examines the ways in which teachers can identify the actual capabilities of these students and work with them toward more effective classroom communication. It brings together the knowledge and experience of teachers and researchers who have helped create suitable learning environments for children of many different language groups.


  • Based on the premise that minority children possess the ability to think, organize knowledge, inquire, interact socially, and achieve in specific domains provided they can communicate.
  • Explores the nature of linguistic minority education in social, historical, and economic contexts.
  • Discusses the relation between learning and belonging to a given cultural system.
  • Examines legislation affecting language minority education in the U.S. and school administrators´┐Ż role in the implementation of language minority programs.

About the Contributor

  • Henry T. Trueba

Table of Contents

1. Sociocultural Integration of Minorities and Minority School Achievement
2. Language, Culture, and Schooling
3. Instruction for Linguistic Minority Students
4. Legislation and Litigation
5. The Teaching Process and Classroom Structure
6. Empowering Teachers to Become Effective
7. Program Execution