Bilingual Education

Education / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Examines issues and problems. California’s Propostion 227; background, academic theories, public opinion.

This research examines issue fronts of bilingual education, particularly the background and development of such programs in Southern California. The research will set forth the context in which bilingual education has emerged in the American political and educational culture in recent years and then discuss the scope and limit of issues and problems associated with the phenomenon with a view toward forecasting possible lines of future advocacy and development.
The passage of California’s Proposition 227 in 1998, which was meant to dismantle and block bilingual education in public schools, was (or more exactly was intended to be) the culmination of a years-long controversy over whether children whose first language is not English should be taught in their native language in classrooms, particularly at the elementary-school level.

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