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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, in coordination with the Department of Languages and Literatures, offers a minor in both English as a second language (ESL) and Bilingual Education (BE). These are important in that the main goal of limited English proficient programs is to help limited English proficient students to close the achievement gap. The old law required parents to sign waivers to enroll their children in bilingual or dual immersion programs; the new law does not.
Trapping students in the echo-chamber of their own language and denying them the true opportunity to become bilingual is morally repugnant to me. For Brussels , which is an officially bilingual French-Dutch area, schools use either Dutch or French as medium.
Historical data for the years 1995 through 2008 reveal that LEP pupils in Texas have historically been concentrated at the lower elementary grades, with LEP counts and percentages decreasing notably after …Read More
Head Start students Joseluis Salas, left, and Jesus Gonzalez listen to a lesson during a Sobrato Early Academic Language, or SEAL, class in El Monte in October 2015. At Cahuenga, Spanish speakers can enroll in what is known as a transitional bilingual education program, in which students learn all subjects in their native language beginning in kindergarten, with the goal of transferring to mainstream English classes by fourth grade.
On average therefore, limited English proficient students placed in bilingual education programs have less exposure to other students as well as to limited English proficient students of other native languages, and there could be peer effects associated with this.
In contrast to traditional English as a second language” bilingual programs, more progressive bilingual programs, which the state emphasizes in its reformed curricular guidelines , have grown as a resource to build the language and cultural competency required for a globalizing society.…Read More
Rethinking Bilingual Education contains a shortened version of Uncovering the Legacy of Language and Power,” originally published as a chapter in Teaching for Joy and Justice , by Linda Christensen. The studies discussed here reflect mainly the impacts of transitional bilingual programs, the most common type in the US. However, their impacts may well differ from those of programs that have bilingualism as a goal, such as maintenance bilingual education and dual language immersion programs.
The tensions between complying with civil rights and access to instruction requirements for LEP students and accommodating non-LEP pupils who simply want to develop skills in a second language could be ameliorated if the state greatly expanded the bilingual teacher pool and provided substantial increases in state funding.
In 1985 further demands were made on bilingual teachers when the state identified five areas of knowledge—assessment, methods and materials, theoretical foundations, cross-cultural studies, and second-language acquisition—that …Read More
Prepare to teach the students with special needs you may have in your classroom using this advice on accommodating and modifying your lessons to meet the needs of everyone. Those with an undergraduate degree in education may opt for the master of arts in education (MAE) degree focusing on special education. A primary goal of Centennial is to prepare special education teachers to work with youth with emotional and behavioral needs and autism.
You may find the following sections of our website particularly helpful for understanding the requirements and responsibilities intrinsic to the special education process. Those who are opposed to English in India should either stop using english for communication, internet, postings on blogs, chatting and leave their jobs that necessitate using English in any form.
With all the sweeping changes the Republican bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential impact on education. Excerpted from …Read More
Great Research Facilities – The Department of Mathematics recently returned home to a newly remodeled Sid Richardson building. You partake in the Mastermath programme , meaning you can follow the best mathematics courses, regardless of the university in the Netherlands that offers them. The Qu’ran itself encouraged the accumulation of knowledge, and a Golden Age of Islamic science and mathematics flourished throughout the medieval period from the 9th to 15th Centuries.
Laurel’s research interests lie in mathematical biology, and her thesis advisors are Yoichiro Mori and Dan Spirn. You also have the option of pursuing a certificate from one of our interdisciplinary centers, and you can choose a Pathway to integrate mathematics with another area of study.
From securing sensitive communications using cryptography to calculating the geostationary orbit of a satellite – mathematics is a product of human ingenuity that allows our modern world to exist. This includes topics such …Read More