This paper discusses the idea that the problem with bilingual education is not the theory, but rather the manner in which it is being implemented, which should be reevaluated.
# 55931 | 1,600 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Feb 09, 2005 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Ethnic Studies (North American) , Education (Multiculturalism)
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This paper explains that the initiatives taken by California, Arizona, and Massachusetts to replace bilingual education with English immersion programs are perhaps understandable in the light of mixed research findings on the efficacy of bilingual education. The author points out that there is a far stronger case for retaining and persisting with the system of bilingual education because pedagogical practice has now proven that instruction in children's native languages ultimately pays dividends in cognitive and academic skills. The paper relates that, unfortunately, it appears that many bilingual programs and educators may have become more concerned with teaching young immigrant children their native language and culture than with teaching them English so that they could be successfully absorbed into mainstream schools.
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