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Latino Youth at Home, in Their Communities and in School: The Language Link

In this article, the author focuses on the role that language plays in determining why, what and how Latino youth learn in their communities. She highlights the fundamental and often overlooked resource that Latino English-Spanish bilingualism represents for building bridges between communities, homes and schools. In most U.S. classrooms, only standard English is acceptable; bilingual education programs which are available to less than one half of the population that could benefit from them, add standard Spanish (as opposed to the regional and class varieties of Spanish spoken in a family’s homelands).

  • Author/Creator: Zentella, A.C.
  • Date Published: November
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Education and Urban Society
  • Notes: See also the companion article in this journal issue: Influencing Latino Education: Church-based Community Programs, by Aida A. Nevarez-La Torre
  • Number: 1
  • Volume: 30
  • Year: 1997

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