TER #3 - Derek Hull TER#3 Bilingual Education EDT 190...

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Derek Hull TER #3 “Bilingual Education” 02/02/10 EDT 190 Section A TER #3 Bilingual Education is rapidly becoming a pressing issue in the educational field. The book points out that more and more students do not speak English as their first language. The issue revolves around the different ways that bilingual education is administered. Should ELLs (English Language Learners) be immersed fully in English, giving a slow transition into English, or allow them to maintain their first language? Which approach would be the best for the student and the school/teachers? This topic is very hard for me to relate to. My high school had three non-English speaking students. They were only at my school during the harvest and planting seasons, so they were not even in the school the whole year. The only experience that I had with them in any of my classes was in Spanish, their native language. I also would occasionally grade their math quizzes too. Based on what little I saw of those students, I do not think that the best approach
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