Daily Archives: June 26, 2018
Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are learning English. More than 60 percent of the voters agreed with the change, and bilingual education was officially put to rest during the 2003/2004 academic year – except, as documented in a report prepared in 2010 for the state Office for Refugees and Immigrants, it wasn’t really.
Shin found that many respondents agree with the idea that the first language can be helpful in providing background knowledge, most agree that literacy transfers across languages, and most support the principles underlying continuing bilingual education (economic and cognitive advantages).
According to Anna-Stina Wardlaw, a former school principal in Pittsfield, Granville and Southampton, as well as a long-time ESL teacher, the school districts in the region accommodate both parents without much formal education who came from, say, Cambodia or Somalia, and foreign-born parents who are …Read More