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A quick search of WGTC Libraries collection produced the following results on this topic:

Search our catalog to find what LaGrange campus or the other WGTC libraries have on your topic by clicking “Search Online Catalog” on the library’s page. Then click on the word catalog in the upper left corner. Limit your search to one or all of the libraries and type in your search word/s and then click on “search everything”


LaGrange library can borrow items from other WGTC libraries.


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Children of 2020 : creating a better tomorrow - Washington, Valora, 1953-
Call Number: LB1139.23 .C44
ISBN: 9780982080542
Publication Date: 2010
1 copy available at Douglas.

English only in America? [videorecording - Diack, Anne.
Call Number: P119.32 .U6 E545 1997
Publication Date: 1997, c1995.
1 videocassette (25 min.) :
1 copy available at Carroll.

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Bilingual Education and English As a Second Language - Ambert, Alba N., 1946-
Call Number: LC3731 .B5468 1991
ISBN: 0815304668
Publication Date: 1991-09-01
First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
1 copy available at Carroll.

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Bilingual Learners and Mainstream Curriculum - Josie Levine
Call Number: PE1128 .B49 1990
ISBN: 1850004951
Publication Date: 1990-11-01
The general purpose of the book is to further establish and maintain the place of developing bilingual students as normal learners within the mainstream of schools. It argues this as a central requirement for achieving a fair curriculum in a multicultural society.
1 copy available at Carroll.




 On campus link from Library’s page. Off campus you will need a password. Obtain the password from library or instructor. Click on Databases A-Z tab and search the following databases:


Academic Search Complete

Research Library

ProQuest Social Science Journals



Try the following terms as you search on GALILEO or the Internet.

English-only movement

Bilingualism and politics

Bilingualism and education

Bilingualism and law

English only pros and cons

English only debate

Bilingual America

English-only policies




When I made a search on Yahoo and Google, I found a lot of sites. I used the search terms in the column to the left. Below are some sites I would suggest.

New York Times site has many articles on the topic. Do a search of the site.

The Huffington Post site is a good place to get opinions on political topics.

This site seems to be devoted to the issue of English only.

On the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission site you will find regulations and rules that apply to employees and employers.


A search for this term on GALILEO and/or the Internet will provide information on this new emerging language.




Link to this opposing view database can be found at the bottom of the library's web page.



An excellent database that discusses both sides of many topics.


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