Need For Bilingual Education, Benefits Of Bilingualism And Theoretical Foundations Of Bilingual Education

The Bilingual/Bicultural Education program provides expertise for students to become leaders in a field of growing importance. The measure would directly affect instruction for the state’s 1.3 million English learners and indirectly for those students whose parents want them to be bilingual. Still, the ratios provide a rough idea of how far away California is from having a robust supply of bilingual teachers.

Progressive education advocates see both cultural and academic benefits to a K-12 curriculum structured around progressive education in two languages in tandem, with a more attenuated, but intensive, pathway to mastering both. Many schools around the world use Cambridge programmes and qualifications as the English-medium strand of a bilingual education programme. Under New York law, these parents in fact have the right not to enroll their children in bilingual classes and, later, to remove them from bilingual classes, but in practice the pressure from school personnel is …