Bilingual Education in Public Schools Research Paper by ABCs

Bilingual Education in Public Schools
A discussion of the writer's research process in examining the extent to which bilingual education should be offered in public schools.
# 113200 | 1,379 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 23, 2009 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory) , Education (ESL)

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This paper discusses the subject of bilingual education within the context of public school education. It discusses the varying opinions of educators regarding the need for bilingual education in public schools and the pros and cons associated with it. The paper focuses on the question of to what extent bilingual education should be offered in public schools. The paper presents the writer's personal goals in the research and his reflections on his findings.

Table of Contents:
Why the Subject of Bilingual Education was Chosen: What I Knew/What I didn't Know
The Story of my Search
The Search Results
What I Learned from the Research

From the Paper:

"As a result of this research I found that bilingual education in the public school system is a complicated issue. One the one hand there is a substantial number of children who are entering public schools who do not speak English as their first language. On the other hand, the infrastructure of most public school systems in America cannot meet all the needs of this growing population of students as it pertains to bilingual education. Because this is the case, the extent to which bilingual education is taught in public schools is often a question that presents itself in various school districts throughout the country. It can be concluded from the research that many educators agree on limiting the amount of time English language learners are allowed to participate in bilingual education programs. Such limitations seem necessary because of the limited resources that schools have and the need for students to learn English as soon as possible so that they can receive all the benefits of a public school education."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brisk, Maria, Maria Estela Brisk. Bilingual Education: From Compensatory to Quality Schooling. 2005 Routledge
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  • De Ramirez, Romilia Dominguez, and Edward S. Shapiro. "Curriculum-Based Measurement and the Evaluation of Reading Skills of Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners in Bilingual Education Classrooms." School Psychology Review 35.3 (2006): 356+. Questia. 9 July 2008 <>.
  • Montano, Theresa, Sharon H, Ulanoff, Rosalinda Quintanar-Sarellana, and Lynne Aoki. "The DEbilingualization of California's Prospective Bilingual Teachers." Social Justice 32.3 (2005): 103+. Questia. 9 July 2008 <>.
  • Ryan, Andrew M. "The Effectiveness of the Manchester Even Start Program in Improving Literacy Outcomes for Preschool Latino Students." Journal of Research in Childhood Education 20.1 (2005): 15+. Questia. 9 July 2008 <>.

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