This book fills a gap in the literature of the politics of bilingual education in the United States: the role of the legislative branch of the national government in the passage of the 1968 Bilingual Education Act and its aftermath. The issues examined in this book include the type of environment in which the bilingual education debate emerged, the positions of the competing factions that lobbied Congress, the roles played by the legislative branch, and the end result.
The Authors: Abdul Karim Bangura is Assistant Professor of International Relations in the School of International Service at American University and Director of The African Institution. He holds Ph.D.s in political science, development economics, and linguistics. He is the author of nineteen books and more than two hundred scholarly articles. Martin C. Muo has a Ph.D. in political science. He is Research Associate at The African Institution. He has written a number of articles on bilingual education.