Publication Date

Spring 6-1-2012

Degree Name

MA in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations

First Advisor

Jeff Unsicker

Abstract

This research illustrates the benefits in coalitions as mechanisms for bolstering advocacy by bringing together diverse perspectives to help fuel more creativity in the process of furthering bilingual education and social change. This case study examines the role of the National Alliance for Bilingual Education (NABE) and its policy advocacy approach in the midst of the debate surrounding how best to educate our nations school children. An examination of the historical context of the issue and the current political paradigm that NABE navigates illustrate their approach to tackling the contested issue.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education

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