Bilingual Education, SOE

Teaching in today’s P-12 classroom means differentiating instruction for all learners — and utilizing relevant strategies for bilingual learners. Ethnocentric attitudes by English-speaking groups toward immigrants mainly from southern and eastern Europe and later Latin America and Asia displaced what had been a tradition of flourishing bilingual education. Changes in state legislation on bilingual education mandates should come about gradually, as so many other educational initiatives have, following the California example.

Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. A concise summary of the research and policy issues surrounding bilingual education written by an advocate.

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