Category Archives: bilingual education
Proficiency in more than one language is a valuable skill to be cultivated and nurtured in our schools and communities. A Theoretical Framework for the Study of the Effects of Bilingualism on Mathematics Teaching and Learning.” Paper presented at the Fifth International Congress On Mathematical Education. In 1980 bilingual programs were operating in 183 schools serving 28,337 students in 19 languages.
Two years later, the program expanded beyond elementary schools, and by 2014, more than 25,000 students were enrolled in dual-language programs at 118 schools. This understanding of bilingual education is linked to other educational concepts such as Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and dual-language education.
We aim to keep informed of research in bilingual education and to provide support for school leaders and teachers , in order to benefit bilingual learners. The following checklist focuses on the key issues that should be considered to ensure a quality bilingual …Read More
The childhood education program is distinguished by exceptionally strong field experiences and a carefully coordinated sequence of courses progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio. This includes preparing you for classroom-based assessments and instruction methods such as linguistics and multicultural education for bilingual learners. Truly bilingual education”—which aims to help students become, and stay, fluent in multiple languages—was too often perceived as a luxury only privileged native English speakers could afford.
Parents who wanted bilingual classes for their kids beyond that had to sign a waiver each year. Furthermore, by sixth grade, the late-exit transitional bilingual education students were the only group catching up academically, in all content areas, to their English-speaking peers; the other two groups were falling further behind.
Young children being raised bilingual have to follow social cues to figure out which language to use with which person and in what …Read More
TESOL’s ESL in Bilingual Education Interest Section (BEIS) supports and promotes primary language literacy as fundamental to the acquisition of English as a second or foreign language. Most certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. In the dual language cohorts, there is an ESL teacher who coteaches with the bilingual teacher. But their study has larger potential implications, given the recent enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
On the other hand, in all four grades, students randomly assigned to bilingual education had significantly better performance on the tests measuring Spanish skills. But by approving Proposition 58, school districts can now offer regular dual-language programs.
A survey of vernacular education programming at the provincial level within Papua New Guinea. These programs should last through at least fifth grade and preferably through high school to produce the best outcome. In addition …Read More
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
Being able to speak multiple languages can be a blessing, and it can be a challenge when it comes to education. In Gadsden and other communities, the challenge moving forward will be to build bilingual programs that strike the right balance between acceptance and support—valuing non-English speakers while also recognizing that they might need extra help and resources.
Generally, it can be said that there is widespread acknowledgment of the need to improve English competence in the population, and bilingual approaches, where language is taught through subject content, are seen to be the most effective means of attaining this.
Opponents of bilingual education insist that English is the de facto official language of the United States and feel that English fluency is an issue of integration, while also pointing out that failing to ensure that students are comfortable using English as their primary language can result in the loss of …Read More
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
The purpose of the Advisory Council on Bilingual Education is to advise the State Superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education on issues which related to the educational needs of students whose first language is not English. Arizona is leading other states in developing innovative curriculum for English teaching and for student success. Through this mission, our goal is to establish and facilitate life-long professional development for both pre-service and professional educators through quality undergraduate and graduate programs.
But the press for English was at its greatest since World War I , creating new program dilemmas and policies which limited students’ participation in bilingual education to three years. I am certainly glad that more people recognize the importance of an equal opportunity education.
DSM diagnoses provide the bases for problem definition; however, the diagnosis itself is simply a category a short hand way describing a cluster of symptoms, a …Read More
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