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The state, which has more English-language learners than any other, restricted bilingual education in the ’90s. It successfully advocated for the state’s Seal of Biliteracy program, which awards eligible graduates a special designation on their high school diplomas if they master two languages, and has been a major proponent of the Yes on Proposition 58 campaign, which would effectively overturn California’s ban on bilingual education, which passed as Proposition 227 in 1998.
Support in the form of BTLPT language workshops and classes taught in Spanish are among some of the academic Spanish-building strategies currently employed at Texas Woman’s University to assist would-be bilingual educators in developing the level of Spanish fluency and literacy required for the classroom.
Much of the interest in dual-language programs comes from white parents who want their children to learn Spanish, Mr. Unz said, arguing that native Spanish speakers are unlikely to want to enroll in …Read More
Need For Bilingual Education, Benefits Of Bilingualism And Theoretical Foundations Of Bilingual Education
The Migrant and Bilingual Education office oversees the state and federal programs that help migrant students and youth in our state meet high academic challenges by overcoming obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems. By reducing exposure to English, bilingual education may slow the acquisition of English language skills. Colorado: Only state to vote down an initiative to end bilingual programs in 2002. Both these bills recognize that beginning the bilingual boost” needs to start early, and that government support through state education is critical.
In Gadsden, a sprawling district that hugs the border with both Texas and Mexico, 96 percent of the students are Hispanic. Connecticut: Ended bilingual programs in 2000 for the mainly Spanish-speaking ELL students concentrated in the public schools of the three largest cities.
Despite its idealistic vision, mainstreaming bilingual education is a test of California’s political will. Bilingual …Read More