Monday, September 05, 2005

The Case FOR Bilingual Education - what everyone NEEDS to know

This article from the Detroit Free Press called Language Barrier, is about the question as to whether bilingual education is more effective than "English immersion".

I have always believed that English immersion was not only unfair, but completely disrespectful of a child's culture and past. And now the US Dept. of Education has completed a study that presumably has some data as to which is more sound educationally. But instead of releasing an official report, the info. is in some book. The article says it is giving the impression that the results go against the administrations support of English immersion and that is why they haven't released the results individually. Impression? It might be EXACTLY why they haven't done it. But we won't know until we can read it.

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