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Bilingualism in Education

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Teryn Gott

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of Bilingualism in Education

Educational Issue Analysis Bilingualism in Education "The number of school-age children (children ages 5–17) who spoke a language other than English at home rose from 4.7 to 11.2 million between 1980 and 2009, or from 10 to 21 percent of the population in this age range."
-National Center for Education Statistics Quick Fact: What is it? Proposition 227 Was it effective? Advantages Possible Disadvantages Solutions Second Language Study Prepare Teachers Nurturing the First Language Cognitive Development Word to Word Relations Lifelong Brain Health Lower Vocabulary Levels Current Bilingual Programs Transitional Bilingual Education Dual Language Immersion Maintenance Bilingual Education ESL Complete Immersion Expectation to Assimilate Prolonged period of study to become proficient "All but two countries (Ireland and Scotland) in the European Union mandate the study of a foreign language, which usually begins in primary school. With the exception of Italy and Wales, all European students must learn a foreign language throughout their compulsory education"
- Eurydice 2005 Edition (European Education Journal) Increases cognitive ability Higher Performance in School Cultural Awareness Advantageous to college and professional career " One-third of teachers lack college preparation in the main subject areas they teach, and even fewer have preparation in their subject areas using ESL techniques."
- The National Center for Education Statistics Adopt "Fitness-to-Teach" Get those credentials Parents, Parents, Parents ! Cultural Preparation Children learn best in their native language Acquire academic language Retain self-identity and native culture For higher learning: developing classes specifically for native speakers
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