o Bilingual Educations It is important to develop both languages Take the time

O bilingual educations it is important to develop

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oBilingual Educations: It is important to develop both languages Take the time necessary to develop both languages well. Types of Bilingual Education:Transitional: uses native language instruction to facilitate teaching of English (3 years) Developmental: develops full bilingualism (5+ years) Two-Way: mixes immigrant and native students to lean each other’s languages (5+ years)Case Study: Florida YouthDo children of immigrants become proficient in English oYes. Only 1% knew little or no English Do children of immigrants preserve their parental language? o1/3 spoke well o1/3 not well o13 not at all
Do children of immigrants prefer to speak English?
3/10/2009 1:00:00 PMOverview-“Last Time”English Campaigns Education programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages: heritage language immersionBilingual education programs: transitional, developmental, dual immersion Children of immigrants usually prefer to speak English Movie: Lost in Translation Bilingual education programs in action oGood and bad examples of developmental bilingual ed programs oAn example of an English immersion program oAn example of a dual immersion program Factors affecting the Latino dropout rate English immersion vs. ESL oESL = class oImmersion = all the time Lost in Translation (video) oWhat are the difference between the good and bad bilingual ed programs? In addition to language barriers, what are some reasons Latinos have high dropout rates? What are the reasons given by Latinos?
3/10/2009 1:00:00 PMLast Time Lost in Translation: Latinos, Schools and Society (Video) oDifferences between programs Consistency among grades Textbook availability in both languages Teacher qualificationsfluency Funding for programs oPros and cons of dual immersion (not as common) Pro Associated with academic achievement Con More expensive Hard to find qualified teachers for this type of program oWhy high drop-out rates? Overcrowding in schools (fewer resources) The smaller the class, the better the outcome Relationship between parents’ education and the education levels of their children Human Capital:Knowledge that can be used for monetary gains. Increasing importance o1979: college grads earned 75% more per year than HS grads o2003: college grads earned over 100% more

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