Cross-Cultural Education and Bilingual Learning
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The paper presents a history of bilingual and cross-cultural education in the U.S. and offers an exploration of why many groups oppose bilingual education in schools. The paper notes the advantages and disadvantages of bilingual education as it is practiced today. The paper asserts that until the underlying sense of the superiority of English fades, bilingual education will continue to be a problem without easy answers.
From the Paper:"The subject of bilingual education in the United States has always been a hotbed of controversy. For politicians, educators, parents, and students, language diversity in schools is a complex and troubling issue. A long-standing, underlying belief in the superiority of the dominant language--English--has resulted in an educational system that is structured on the underlying assumption of the inferiority of all other languages (Neito 2000). This perspective has contributed to the traditional opposition of bilingual learning in the United States' mainstream educational system."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Nieto, Sonia 2000 Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education. New York: Longman.
- Spring, Joel 2000 The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy. Boston: McGraw Hill.
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Cross-Cultural Education and Bilingual Learning (2010, October 15) Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/cross-cultural-education-and-bilingual-learning-144888/
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