The Official Language Movement

The Official Language Movement - The Official Language...

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The Official Language Movement The first article I found and chose to write about is called “The story of American Public Education” This article starts out discussing how Americans view bilingualism in America and goes on to say the American public school system is in the middle of this debate. It goes on to say that many public schools formally adopted bilingual education in the 1960’s and 1970’s but was actually a part of public schools since the beginning. It goes on to say the debate is should students be taught in their native tongue while slowly learning English or should they be as the article states “taught with a sink or swim mentality or be taught regular studies in just English” PBS. (2001 The article continues on about the debate and supporters state that schools “should build upon, rather than dismantle, the minority student’s language and culture.” PBS. (2001). The second article I chose is called: Politics made “bilingual” a dirty word” by Richard Riehl of the North County Times. This article talks about the ultimate failure of bilingual education in
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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