Proposition 58 Would Undo Limitations On Bilingual Education

Become a subscriber or online account holder to read this article and hundreds more. Since its founding in 1976, NABE has confronted political attacks on language-minority communities, such as the English-only movement and anti-bilingual education initiatives. In J. Cenoz & F. Genesee (Eds.), Beyond bilingualism: Multilingualism and multilingual education (pp.

Compared to the conventional approach of aggressively drilling English into kids’ minds, bilingual education is harder to get right, perhaps, but more ambitious as a social project. Early German communities are credited with establishing one of the first bilingual schools in Texas, the German- English School, founded in 1858. Under the new Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, all children are to be tested annually to chart academic improvement. This checklist can be used as a planning tool for developing and implementing new bilingual programs as well as reexamining existing ones.

We also develop bilingual programmes tailored specifically for ministries …