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Bilingual Education
This literature review examines current trends in bilingual education.
# 93233 | 1,408 words | 10 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper explores recent trends and controversy regarding bilingual education and examines various methods for providing bilingual education. Additionally, recent educational trends in this field are discussed, including two-way bilingual education, integrated bilingual education, two-way immersion, and transitional bilingual. Issues such as preserving the students' native culture and language as well as their growth in both the native language and the newly acquired language are examined.

Differing Methods of Bilingual Instruction
English Only Mandates
Loss of Native Language

From the Paper:

"Bilingual Education ideally encompasses dual language learning that can take on any number of forms (Jarvis, 2006). The vast majority of research supports bilingual education as a necessity to facilitate not only learning on non-native speakers of English, but as a tool to maintain and promote heritage language and culture (Adams & Jones 2006; Combs, 2005; de Jong, 2006; Hasson, 2006; Jarvis, 2006; Lee, 2006; Lopez & Tashakkori, 2006; Moses, 2000; Nora, 2000;). While research continues to indicate the benefits of bilingual education there has been recent influx of "English-only" mandates (Adams & Jones, 2006, Combs et. al., 2005; Lee, 2006; Moses, 2000) which perpetuate injustice manifesting itself in various ways throughout the educational experience of English language learners (ELL) (Adams & Jones, 2006; Combs et. al., 2005; Hasson, 2006; Moses, 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, M. & Jones, K. M. (2006). Unmasking the Myths of Structured English Immersion: Why We Still Need Bilingual Educators, Native Language Instruction, and Incorporation of Home Culture. Radical Teacher, 75, 16-21.Combs, C. M., Evans, C., Fletcher, T., Parra, E. & A. Jimenez. (2005). Bilinguallism for the children: Implementing a Dual-Language Program in an English-Only State. Educational Policy, 19, 701-728.
  • de Jong, E. (2006). Integrated Bilingual Education: An Alternative Approach. Bilingual Research Journal, 30, 23-42.
  • Hasson, D. J. (2006). Bilingual Language Use in Hispanic Young Adults: Did Elementary Bilingual Programs Help? Bilingual Research Journal, 60, 45-63.
  • Jarvis, G. L. (2006). A New Look at Bilingual Education Hispania, 89, 167-169.
  • Lee, S. K. (2006). The Latino Students' Attitudes, Perceptions, and Views on Bilingual Education. Bilingual Research Journal, 30, 107-120.

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Bilingual Education (2007, March 13) Retrieved October 07, 2022, from

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