Bilingualism in the classroom

Bilingualism in the classroom - The Official Language...

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The Official Language Movement ETH 125 Amber N. Hunter
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Bilingualism in education is a very desputed subject in the United States. The term bilingual education refers to the presence of two languages in an instructional setting. To some being able to speak in only one language is just not enough for economic, societal, and educational success. Over 9.7 million children ages five to seventeen were said to speak more than one language, according to the US census taken in 2000. These children spoke a language other than English while at home. This number had increased by 55% from 1990 to 2000. On the other hand the population of children speaking only English at home grew by only 11%. Researchers believe that bilingual education is more grounded in common sense, and experience. Although some seek to abolish, or do away with bilingualism in the classroom, saying that it is a program by adults, for adults. Even the man who imposed the bill for it in 1974 wants to see it done away with. And with a $12 billion dollar a year price tag also has people questioning the
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course SCI 275 SCI 275 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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