Equal Opportunities in Bilingual Education Research Paper by Suzannah

Equal Opportunities in Bilingual Education
A discussion on bilingual education in the United States.
# 115116 | 5,249 words | 27 sources | APA | 2009 | FR
Published on Jul 07, 2009 in Education (General) , Language (General)

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This paper examines the effectiveness of bilingual learning through reflecting on the history of bilingual education. The author includes a description of the state's purposes and objectives within bilingual programs, discusses the sociological issues within language learning, and how this affects self and group identities. The paper also addresses the outcomes of bilingual education, including the ways in which it has changed since its conception, before addressing whether or not bilingual learning has been successful.

Bilingual Education in History
The Results of Current Research
The Duel Language Program and TESOL Initiatives

From the Paper:

" The language rights of minority students and their access to equal opportunities in education have long been social issues throughout many parts of the world. During the past few decades, the increasing demographic shifts and the establishment of civil rights movements within many Western societies have raised the profile of such issues. In the United States, the issues surrounding bilingual education has been strongly debated among educators, politicians, and other concerned groups. This is due to a persistent tension between those who view the United Sates as a pluralistic nation with a common national identity and those who consider it as being a mosaic of people groups with individual cultures, customs, and values. The American education system, consequently, has been host to this tension, which has manifested itself within education policy through the issues surrounding language, despite the fact that the majority of school introduced bilingual education during the 1960s and 1970s."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Castellanos. Diego. (1983). "The best of two worlds: Bilingual-bicultural education in the U.S." Trenton. NJ: New Jersey State Department of Education.
  • Clair, Nancy; Adger, Carolyn; Short, Deborah; Millen, Elaine (1998). "Initiating Standards With English Language Learners: Initial Findings From Four Middle Schools." Published by LAB at Brown University. Report available online. Information retrieved 11/17/2007.< http://www.alliance.brown.edu/pubs/implementing/imp-std.pdf>
  • Cray-Andrews, M, & E. Millen (1996). "The Learner Wheel". Available from The Center for Resource Management, South Hampton.
  • Collier, V.P. (1992). "A synthesis of studies examining long-term language minority student data on academic achievement." Bilingual Research Journal, 16, 187-222.
  • Collier, V.P. (1995). "A synthesis of studies examining long-term language minority student data on academic achievement." In G. Gonzalez, & L. Maez (Eds.), Compendium of research on bilingual education,(pp.231-244). Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education.

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