Battle Of Bilingual Education Once Again Brewing In California

Offered by the School of Education , College of Arts and Sciences , the MA in Bilingual Education prepares educators and policymakers who plan to work both domestically and internationally in the field of bilingual education. In 1839, Ohio became the first state to adopt a bilingual education law, authorizing German-English instruction at parents’ request. In a recent recruitment effort, Oakland Unified hired more than 400 teachers, but only six of them were qualified in bilingual education, Delgado said. By 1973 more than 12,000 preschool through high-school children were enrolled in 64 bilingual programs serving Spanish, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, and Italian-speaking students. Change is being impelled by three groups that are most seriously concerned with effective education for language minority children: parents, teachers, and school administrators.bilingual education

A bilingual program with a transitional linguistic and cultural goal is one that uses the native language and culture of the student only to …