Society: Issues: Bilingual Education deals with the policy and debate of issues relating to the education of limited-English proficient students in some combination of their native language and English. Sites dealing with academic research into bilingual education should be submitted to Science: Social Sciences: Language and Linguistics: Bilingualism: Bilingual Education. Pages of interest to practicing bilingual educators, or for classroom use, should be submitted to Reference: Education: K through 12: Bilingual Education.
Article from the journal Rethinking Schools describing bilingual or non-English-language schools in U.S. history, starting with Ohio's adoption of a bilingual education law in 1839.
This site provides a look at the work of the NCLIS and the Joint National Committee for Languages. The member organizations of NCLIS-JNCL are united in their belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language.
Students who do not speak English well or at all are increasingly enrolling in smaller, rural American school districts with little or no experience or resources to teach them. [Requires free nytimes.com registration to view.]
Discusses commonly held misconceptions about bilingual education in the United States.
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