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Macedo, Donaldo; Bartolomé, Lilia I. РInternational Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
The authors of this article discuss the discriminatory practices through language in both multicultural and bilingual education. Bilingual education promotes academic instruction in the native language, to varying degrees, while multicultural education stresses the need to valorize and appreciate cultural differences as a process during which…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Native Language
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Ramos, Francisco; Krashen, Stephen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2013
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has repeatedly mentioned that immigrants to the United States should do what he did to acquire English: Avoid using their first languages and speak, listen to, and read a vast amount of materials in English--a combination he referred to as "immersion." Yet, Schwarzenegger's real path to successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Public Officials, Native Language
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Chimbutane, Feliciano; Benson, Carol – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article describes how 16 Mozambican languages--and counting--have been brought into primary education in Mozambique through a 2002 curriculum reform, and how they are faring in light of tensions between general aspirations for dominant languages and public demand for bilingual education. Bilingual education based on learners' home languages,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Garcia, Ofelia; Flores, Nelson; Chu, Haiwen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This article challenges 20th century ways of conceptualizing bilingualism, arguing that they are no longer applicable to the linguistic heterogeneity of the 21st century. Using case studies of two small high schools in New York City, this article re-imagines the possibilities of bilingual education to more accurately reflect the realities of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Bilingualism
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Roos, Peter D. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
This article attempts to draw on the legal, policy, and educational experience that we have gained over the past 25-30 years to suggest directions for the future. It is uniquely timed, as we seem to have reached a period of retrenchment after a period of extensive activity. Ultimately, we have to move beyond the present and build on this past…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Experience, Bilingualism