Special services for limited english speaking students

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Unformatted text preview: nd the English language excludes na,onal origin minority group children from effec,ve par,cipa,on in the educa,onal program offered by a school district, the district must take affirma,ve steps to rec,fy the language deficiency in order to open its instruc,onal program to these students." –  Lau vs. Nichols (1974) •  Termina,ng the Bilingual Educa,on Act: –  No Child Lek Behind (2001) Why bilingual educa,on? •  Special services for limited- English- speaking students were few and limited un,l the 1970s. At that point, language- minority speakers and their advocates were arguing for bilingual educa,on as a civil right. They argued that students were being deprived of an educa,on if they were taught in a language they didn't understand. •  The push for bilingual educa,on blossomed as a fight for students' overall rights. Bilingual programs were seen as fostering respect for the non- na,ve English- speaking students' culture. Bilingual educa,on: purpose hMp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXhQrJ37gFE Some history about bilingual educa,on in NYC hMp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tIppleeIjk&feature=related Bilingual educa,on controversy •  Main source of controversy: What is the most effec,ve way of teaching Low English Proficiency students to speak English and learn other academic subjects effec,vely? –  Op,on 1: B...
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