Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at /gradapply The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International Applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). Some educators promote bilingual education as a way of maintaining one’s native language and culture.” That is not the responsibility of our public schools but of the family and community. What’s currently being proposed in California is to allow bilingual education, thus benefiting millions of Spanish speaking students who right now are taking English-only classes.
However, the federal government has been a strong supporter of establishing Canada as a bilingual country and has helped pioneer the French immersion programs in the public education systems throughout Canada. Linguistic barriers to learning in regular classrooms put these students at risk of poor education outcomes.
Interestingly, bilingual education is not a new development in the United States. Bilingual education remained dormant for the next five decades, until the socially conscious 1960s gave rise to numerous programs for disadvantaged” children. From the perspective of an educator, I have seen how dual language programs that view language as a resource greatly benefit students learning English.
Sensing this prejudice and the obstacles their children faced without a working knowledge of English, many Hispanic families preferred bilingual programs that prioritized English instruction above all else. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Education Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.
Restructuring Bilingual Education: Are the Rule the Same?” Mentor Teacher Network 1, 4: 1-3. We also offer a doctorate in Bilingual Education (the first doctoral program in the nation in Bilingual Education). The ability to speak, read, and write in more than one language is a definite advantage for success for our bilingual students.