This proves that the bilingual educational system does not really benefits the students when it comes to grades. For all the parties involved in the educational system, from the policy-makers and the educators to the students (and to some extent the students’ parents), bilingualism brings forth further comp... ... middle of paper ... ...nd the students. Amidst the discussions, the proper education of every student, without exemption, remains the ultimate goal, and we must not lose sight of this. Works Cited Branum-Martin, Lee et al. “Contextual Effects of Bilingual Programs on Beginning Reading.” Journal of Educational Psychology 102.2 (2010): 341–55.
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This literature review will examine the roadblocks facing Latina/o students including, parent involvement and understanding, family influence, preparation programs, and school support, and explore ways in which educators can work towards making college access a more frequent reality for Latina/o students. Parent Involvement and Understanding To begin to understand why Latina/o students find themselves significantly behind thei... ... middle of paper ... ...ation, 5(2), 78-95. Oliva, M. (2008). Latino access to college: Actualizing the promise and potential of K-16 partnerships. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 7(2), 119-130.
In order for our nations’ teachers to meet the needs of the many English language learners, teachers today must incorporate strategies to successfully teach writing and literacy. One can only imagine how it would feel to come to a new country and not know the native language, but for English language learners this is a challenge they face everyday. As immigrants, these students lack knowledge of the English language and as they are put in the U.S. school system they face the challenge of not only learning English but also learning other sub... ... middle of paper ... ...ively teach ELLs to be successful in writing and literacy, and more importantly to become successful and happy students. Works Cited Beckett, E. Carol and Perry Kay Haley. “Using Standards to Integrate Academic Language into ESL Fluency.” The Clearing House.
When people choose to speak using there own languages is when division among cultures is created, resulting in superiority complexes. Similarly, in the classroom, Spanish and all other languages that are not English should be prohibited. Spanish and other languages need to be forbidden from the classroom in order to maintain a balance between the students academically as well as personally and to add consistency to their lives; moreover, English immersion programs better prepares students to be successful in their lives ahead of them. In order to be productive in the American school system, most instructors would agree that knowing the English language is the best way guarantee success. By allowing the student to use only English in the classroom the instructor is guaranteeing that their pupil will know English well enough to survive in America, given they were provided with at most a year of immersion into English.
It is accepted that Sheltered Instruction is an effective method of ELL instruction but the problem lies in what is considered effective sheltered lessons. This inability to come to a conscience “led the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) to embar... ... middle of paper ... ...des parents with options when it comes to their students’ bilingual education. The law doesn’t take into account much that has been learned about ELL students or structured English instruction or immersion. Conclusion There are many different ideas about teaching ELL students and the above articles discuss some of the laws and history behind some of those laws and methods that direct out instruction of ELL students here in the United States. Works Cited Abadiano, R. H., & Turner, J.
America has always been considered the melting pot of the world, but in recent years with the climb in the number of interracial marriages, (Root 1996) American school systems must learn how to cater to the needs of multiracial students. In this paper, multiracial “refers to people who are of two or more racial heritages. It is the most inclusive term to refer to people across all racial mixes. Thus it also includes biracial people” (Root 1996). Multiracial students face problems with developing their racial identity and feeling approval from peers who are not mixed, making their experiences in school more difficult especially in a social context (Gibbs 1990 as sited in moss and davis).