Results tagged “bilingual education”

Teaching Language to Students by Laura Estrada (La enseñanza de idiomas a estudiantes de Laura Estrada)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) Language has often been a political issue in the United States whenever there have been large waves of immigration. As an antidote for this national xenophobia, speaking a different language has been discouraged through social intimidation, violence, and attempts to establish English as the official language, or simple refusal of services to those that don't speak English. In the not to distant past, non-English speaking students were forced to abandon their native language or were subjected to punishment in school for speaking it.


07 2011

Hispano Hablante Children Need Education Not Accommodation (Los niños hispano hablante ¿Necesitas alojamiento Educación No)

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(en español después) I have a great deal of trouble with the argument that we should soften English language instruction by teaching in Spanish for non-native speakers of English, because someone feels that there is a necessity to accommodate to hispano hablante children when complete literacy in more than one language is as easy as two, if we haven't gotten so used to lowering the bar and our expectations for children whose ancestors built a civilization that lasted far longer than the Roman Empire.


10 2010