Political Parties and Bilingual Education
An examination of the law passed two years ago in California which legislated bilingual education - English and Spanish.
# 9946 | 3,851 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Nov 05, 2002 in Education (Curriculum) , Ethnic Studies (North American) , Education (General) , Language (General) , Education (Multiculturalism)
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This paper analyzes the effectiveness of this law on the educational system as a whole and on individual students in particular. It looks at whether the expected benefits of bilingual education is realistic. The paper also examines the policies of various political parties towards this law in the context of their general political platforms. The writer examines whether the law passed in California is an ideal of the "melting-pot" phenomenon or not.
From the Paper:"During the month of June, 2000 we observed the second anniversary of passage of California's Bilingual education. This ballot initiative that restructured education for language minority students was approved by a majority of the voters in the primary election of June 2, 1998. The new law became part of the Education Code in August, just before the beginning of the 1998-99 academic year. Since the newspapers and television programming have been awash in reflections on historical events, It is appropriate for us to take some time to analyze the impact of the anti-bilingual education initiative. Recently, the proponents of bilingual education have also been active in putting out articles and editorials touting the "success" of bilingual education in increasing test scores and redesignation rates for students. An editorial in the Orange County Register (May 18, 2000) called Bilingual education "one of the best things to happen to the state's immigrant students." "
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