Bilingual Education programs serve children who have a language other than English in their homes and need help learning English. Unlike France in which regional languages face incredible endangerment and possible extinction, Spain’s long-established approach to making regional bilingual education mandatory has served often as a model for both the survival and thriving state of the languages indigenous to the country.
Because bilingual education programs provide some content instruction in the native language, limited English proficient students with the same native language and in the same grade tend to be grouped together in self-contained classrooms, unlike in most English-only programs.
Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success: A CAL Leadership Institute: This institute is designed to help educators strengthen their leadership by gaining a solid understanding of the benefits of dual language education and learning how they can develop an effective dual language program that promotes student success on their campus.
In the post-World War II period, however, a series of events-including increased immigration, the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, the civil rights movement, the Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite, the National Defense Education Act, the War on Poverty, and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965-led to a rebirth of bilingual education in the United States.
This course presents the knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the bilingual reading process in the classroom by examining rationale, goals, diagnosis, placement, transfer, learning strategies, instructional materials and assessment procedures for the reading process in a dual‐language classroom environment.