Daily Archives: March 20, 2018
Katie Cardamone teaches second grade in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District, about 40 miles southwest of Boston. Roughly a quarter of schoolchildren in Wales now receive their education through the medium of Welsh , and children wishing to join a Welsh medium school ( Welsh : ysgol Gymraeg) do not have to speak Welsh to go to one if they are young enough to learn the language quickly.
Advocates of a more culturally rich curriculum say that bilingual education’s past failures do not show a failure of the concept but of poorly constructed, under-resourced programs, not to mention the endemic socioeconomic gaps that hold back immigrant children in general.
Students who participate in bilingual education are systematically different in observed and unobserved characteristics from students who do not, so the achievement difference between participants and non-participants could not be causally attributed to bilingual education.
In the United States, proponents of …Read More