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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
The Office of Bilingual Education Programs is charged with the identification and assessment of language dominance and proficiency of all new students entering the Meriden Public Schools whose first language is not English. In grade 1, the deficits for bilingual education students were over one-third of a standard deviation and statistically significant. Consequently, the term bilingual education includes the concept of bicultural education (Ovando and Collier 1985). We also have learned that the students who participate in a good bilingual program perform better in English.
National Language Profile of the Mexican Origin Population in the United States.” In Mexican in Comparative Perspective, edited by W. Connor. This course, taught in Spanish, examines different theories, approaches, and current practices of literacy development and their implications for biliteracy instruction for Spanish‐ speaking bilingual students.
With special strength in the past ten years bilingual education has worked at most elementary schools. Knowing how …Read More