The Official Language Movement wk7

The Official Language Movement wk7 - Even though bilingual...

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Even though bilingual education has provided a positive and supportive environment for the academic and social growth of many language-minority students, politically motivated opposition to bilingual education has prevailed in most states. Conservative forces mobilized throughout the nation in the 1980s and 1990s to attack taxes, schools, and bilingual education. Since the 1990s, these same groups have frequently attacked multicultural 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. Political leaders argue that bilingualism handicaps children. By D. E. Campbell Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall Bilingual education is grounded in common sense, experience, and research. Common sense says  that children will not learn academic subject 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. Finally, there is a basis for 
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course ETH 176 taught by Professor Loli during the Spring '11 term at AUP.

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