Daily Archives: May 31, 2016
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, proficiency in only one language is not enough for economic, societal, and educational success. The third approach was late-exit transitional bilingual education, where students received 40 percent of their instruction in the primary language and would continue to do so through sixth grade, regardless of whether they were reclassified as fluent-English-proficient.
If you are arguing against Prop 58, then I think you missed the point: We Californians, in our bias against Mexicans, put an end to dual-immersion bilingual classrooms in 1998, though research had repeatedly demonstrated it’s the most effective way to teach English to newcomers and help them achieve proficiency.
While students in bilingual education programs maintain their academic progress by receiving content-matter instruction in their native language, they may initially lag behind students in all-English programs on measures of English language proficiency.
The Bilingual Education Act was terminated in 2001 by …Read More