Bilingual Education and Charter Schools
Discusses these forms of education as a solution to English Language Learning (ELL) students and the problems they face within mainstream education.
# 28282 | 1,043 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jun 24, 2003 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Education (Curriculum) , Education (Special) , Education (Social Issues) , Education (Multiculturalism)
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This paper argues that English-language learners (ELLs) and underprivileged and minority children that have difficulty fitting in with mainstream schools need more latitude in dealing with their language and socio-economic barriers. The author of the paper is of the opinion that bilingual programs and charter schools hold the best hope for providing them with a foundation to succeed despite their initial limitations. Bilingual programs allow students to learn in the only language that they understand and charter schools devise programs that serve the needs of children that have had trouble succeeding in traditional schools.
From the Paper:"Bilingual education would be a better way to pursue the welfare of ELL students for several reasons. Contrary to popular fears, bilingual education does not prevent students from learning English or from assimilating into American culture. Instead, bilingual education teaches English in a very effective manner while providing students with the ability to learn academic content through their native language that they are the most comfortable with. Thus, students become proficient in two languages that will prove beneficial in adulthood, without sacrificing their ability to do well in school because they can't understand their teachers. With respect to the sheltered instruction/structured immersion option, it's simply not fair to offer inferior academic content to students that can't speak English. This, in essence, denies them the right to an equal education."
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