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  • Instruction In The Student's Second Language
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    Bilingual Education in the northeastern United States and Canada serves many advantages and benefits for students of limited English skills. Since the early sixty's, it continues to serve a great advantage to foreign students. This is important because it gives these students the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. American educators have argued that the aim of education should be to assimilate a foreign student into the American mainstream, become good American citizens, and not keep the...
  • Bilingual Education Teachers And The Programs
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    Bilingual Education Structurally Ineffective Bilingual education for language minority students is a controversial concept that invokes heated arguments among those people in and associated with many of the nation's educational systems. Bilingual education, in most cases, is the instruction of a student's core classes, such as history, math, and science, in his or her native language and the instruction of supplementary English as a Second Language course. For decades, much of the debate surroun...
  • Bilingual Education In Our Global Economy
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    Benefits of Bilingual Education David HostermanThe issue of bilingual education is a very controversial issue and many people have different views concerning this subject. 'Bilingual education began in 1968 as a small, $7.5 million federal program to help Mexican-American students, half of whom could not speak English well when they entered first grade' (Chavez 23). In addition, it began 23 years ago as a historic order for busing students to schools to achieve racial integration. One would beli...
  • Dual Immersion Programs Unlike Bilingual Education Programs
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    The issue of immigration has been a hot topic in the United States for much of its history. Recently the point of conflict has risen over the issue of bilingual education in public schools. Many people have become opposed to this form of learning and propose a speedy immersion program. Others cling steadfastly to the norm of bilingual education proclaiming that immigrant children would be lost if thrown into mainstream classrooms. Still, some have found middle ground through what have been terme...
  • Move From Bilingual Classes To English
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    Eliminate Bilingual Education One half of United States children who are not proficient in English live in California, a state who's future depends on these three million children becoming fluent in English. In 1968, the Bilingual Education Act was passed with the theory that if you academically instructed students in their native language first, learning English would be better and faster in the long run. Since the passage of bilingual education, there has been a continuing debate over whether ...
  • Bilingual Education And English Immersion Programs
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    What is Best For the Children The controversial debate over English immersion and bilingual education programs has effects in almost every school system. Advocates of bilingual education believe that it is necessary for children to be instructed in their native tongue and gradually be introduced to English or else they may fall behind in school. Supporters of English immersion say that bilingual education programs hinder the learning process of the English language, thus retarding the learning p...
  • Education For All Handicapped Children Act
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    The Civil Rights movement, during the 1960's and 1970's, created many changes for both American society and its schools. The transformations were the result of such movements as Bilingual Education, women's' rights activity, and the passing of the Public Law 94-142 legislation. The incorporation of these new laws and ideas into society all came with their own consequences. Each of them helped, in some way, to lessen the inequality of minority groups in America, like students whose primary langua...
  • Learning Of The English Language
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    Bilingualism has had a bad rap lately. Prop 227, the Un Initiative, successfully passed removing bilingual education from California schools replacing it with English immersion. For some reason, Americans feel that only one language is necessary and that language is English only. Although the general consensus is to remove any form of bilingualism in this country, research has shown that being bilingual is not bad but is actually a good trait to have. Bilingualism is defined as people who use tw...
  • Issue Of Education For Language Minority Students
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    Bilingual Education and Latino Civil Rights While the population of language minority children in the nation makes up a substantial part of the student population, and continues to grow, their educational civil rights have come under increasing scrutiny and attack over the past decade. All students have the right to be provided access to content area knowledge. Bilingual education, or teaching through the native language, has been an important technique for providing that right to English langua...
  • English As A Second Language Program
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    Imagine being an immigrant from a country where the Spanish language is practically ubiquitous. Now imagine trying to learn in an American school using a foreign language and being expected to move into the mainstream with the other children. For most English-proficient people, this scenario may be hard to visualize. However, this is an all too common situation for many children whose families immigrate to the United States. There have been several debates over the best way to educate limited-En...
  • Researches Under Bilingual Education
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    Was the lack of effective bilingual education a reason for Luis to become a gang member on the streets? Bilingual education is the means for children to express their knowledge. At least today, some kids are retained in the same grade level for not knowing how to read or write in English. If students were to be taught in a bilingual manner, things would be different. For example, kids do not know how to pronounce or read syllables. Spanish is helpful when it is taught the appropriate way. Teachi...
  • Fewer Dropouts Among Bilingual Education Students
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    Bilingual Education Bilingual Education: Bilingual Education Essay, Research Paper Bilingual Education: Development and Language Most parents want their children to learn English and do well in school. The essence of Bilingual Education is to develop academic English and success in school. The initial education a child receives should be taught in that student's first language. Once the children understand a certain subject instructed in their first language, they would be able to better underst...

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