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Fonte, John

Works: 9 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 390 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History 
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Most widely held works by John Fonte
Education for America's role in world affairs by John Fonte( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by leading policy analysts and educators investigate the often contradictory claims of global, peace, multicultural and citizenship education and examines what U.S. students should know about world affairs in the post-cold war era. The essays suggest methods of change based on a strong academic core of history, international relations, government, economics, and geography. After a foreword (Chester E. Finn, Jr.) and introduction (John Fonte; Andre Ryerson), the essays follow in this order: (1) "a Brief History of Pre-Collegiate Global and International Studies Education" (Andrew Smith); (2) "Global Education and Controversy: Some Observations" (Robert Fullinwider); (3) "Teaching about the World and Our Nation's Heritage: The Relationship between International Education and Education for American Citizenship" (John Fonte); (4) "Implications of the 'New Demographics' and the 'Information Explosion' for International Education" (Herbert London); (5) "International Education: The Search for Subject" (Gilbert T. Sewall); (6) "International Studies in the School Curriculum" (Diane Ravitch); (7) "Geography's Role in International Education" (Raymond English); (8) "China: Case-Study of Textbook Failures" (Andre Ryerson); and (9) "What American Students Should Know about the World" (Owen Harries). Following a conclusion by the editors, three extensive bibliographies provide information for critics and specialists in the field, for educators in international education, and for introducing the eric system of reference and retrieval. An addendum lists works not found in the other sections. (Ck)
Dual allegiance : a challenge to immigration reform and patriotic assimilation by John Fonte( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When immigrants become American citizens they take a solemn oath to "absolutely and entirely renounce" all previous political allegiances. They transfer their loyalty from the "old country" to the United States. Dual allegiance violates this oath. Dual allegiance is incompatible with the moral basis of American constitutional democracy because (1) Dual allegiance challenges our core foundation as a civic nation (built on political loyalty) by promoting an ethnic and racial basis for allegiance and, thus, subverts our "nation of (assimilated) immigrants" ethic; and (2) Dual allegiance violates the core American principle of equality of citizenship. The Founders, along with Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Louis Brandeis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Felix Frankfurter, and Newt Gingrich, among others, have all affirmed that undivided political loyalty to the United States should be an absolute condition for citizenship. Mexican government policies today directly challenge the patriotic assimilation of immigrants, just as Italian government policies did in the past. What is different is that, in the past, the American government and elites opposed dual allegiance and insisted upon patriotic assimilation. Today, they are mute. In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court in Afroyim v. Rusk, by a vote of 5-4, overturned 200 years of traditional American practice toward dual allegiance. Nevertheless, there is plenty of effective action that Congress could take within current Supreme Court interpretations. Given that almost all immigrants come from countries that permit dual citizenship, and given that Congress is currently examining immigration proposals that would result in a massive increase in the number of potential dual citizens, it is time to ask: Do we continue to permit the rapid increase in dual allegiance, which will happen by default if no Congressional action is taken, or do we begin to act to reject dual allegiance in principle and restrict it in practice? Congress should exercise its undisputed authority in this arena and prohibit certain acts (e.g., voting in a foreign election) that indicate dual allegiance. The purpose of such legislation would not be to punish people who have acted in good faith in the past, but to establish clear rules for the future in order to discourage and restrict dual allegiance. Such legislation would affirm the principles and norms that underlie our constitutional heritage and proud tradition of patriotically assimilating immigrants
The War of Law : How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty by Jon Kyl( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

World history textbooks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gilbert Sewall addresses the topic of teaching about the world after September 11
Liberal Democracy vs Transnational Progressivism : the Future of the Ideological Civil War within the West : (Orbis, Summer 2002) by John Fonte( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Liberal democracy vs. transnational progressivism : the ideological war within the West by John Fonte( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historical perspectives on immigration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussion on the topic, "What makes an American". Issues discussed include the social, political and cultural attitudes toward immigrants at various stages in American history, the impact of anti-immigration sentiments at the beginning of the 20th century, and the current attempts to facilitate immigration policy reforms
America's patriotic assimilation system is broken by John Fonte( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Congress debates immigration reform legislation many argue that 'our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed.' Perhaps. This quantitative analysis of Harris Interactive survey data however (originally commissioned by the Bradley Foundation Project on American National Identity) suggests that our patriotic assimilation system is also broken and needs to be fixed. A large 'patriotic gap' exists between native-born citizens and immigrant citizens on issues of patriotic attachment and civic knowledge. Despite what some may believe, native-born citizens have a much higher degree of patriotic attachment to the United States than naturalized citizens
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