1The Official Language Movementwk7

1The Official Language Movementwk7 - The Official Language...

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The Official Language Movement Although bilingual education has given a very positive and supportive environment when it comes to academic and social growth of many language-minority students, politically motivated opposition to bilingual education has prevailed in most states. In the 1980’s and 90’s the conservative forces attacked taxes, schools and bilingual education. Since the 90’s these groups have also frequently attacked multi cultural education as divisive to national unity. Some English speakers are offended that immigrant children are taught in their native tongue for part of the day. By D. E. Campbell . Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall Bilingual education is grounded in common sense, experience, and research. Common sense says that children cannot learn academic material if they can’t understand the language of instruction. Experience documents that students from minority language backgrounds historically have higher dropout rates and lower achievement scores.
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