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Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State

Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.

Brokering Tareas

By Steven Alvarez
Subjects: Education

Provides concrete examples of homework mentorship and positive academic interventions among immigrant families.

Elites, Language, and the Politics of Identity

Uses Norway to test the claim that elites are central to the politicization of linguistic conflict.

Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community

A description and analysis of the Guyanese religion known as "Comfa. "

Language and Learning

This book explores the challenges of teaching an increasingly multilingual and multicultural American school population. Six million American children—one in eight—live in homes where a language other ...

Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom

Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom is a collection of the most outstanding articles published in the Journal of Advanced Composition over the last decade. Together these essays represent ...

Literacy Across Languages and Cultures

This book examines the linkage between literacy and linguistic diversity, embedding them in their social and cultural contexts. It illustrates that a more complete understanding of literacy among diverse ...