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Flores, Juan M.; Duran, Arturo – Multicultural Education, 2014
California's Proposition 227, or the Unz Initiative, had as its main focus the requirement that English learners be taught only in English, based on the belief that these children could learn English in one year. This led to the dismantling of many bilingual programs in K-12 schools across California. A team of faculty from California State…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, State Legislation
Collier, Shartriya; Auerbach, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2011
The social nature of language learning and development has been widely acknowledged, as has the importance of family relationships in language learning processes. The role that the first language plays in the literacy development of English language learners (ELLs) and their families is irrefutable. Advocates of family literacy programs have…
Descriptors: Program Design, Federal Legislation, Program Improvement, Second Language Learning
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Quezada, Reyes; Louque, Angela – Multicultural Education, 2002
Teachers must be prepared to work in diverse schools. Preservice education programs and teacher educators must be culturally proficient to train them. Notes strategies for recruiting diverse faculty into education departments, discussing faculty mentoring and support, evaluation of faculty of color, teacher certification mandates versus…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Katz, Susan Roberta – Multicultural Education, 2000
Examined efforts to promote bilingualism in a course for prospective teachers, Education of Bilingual Children: Theory and Practice, focusing on how student teachers grappled with the complex relationship between research, policy, and practice within bilingual education. Analysis of five types of literacy events indicated that students experienced…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Diversity (Student), Educational Policy
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Olsen, Laurie – Multicultural Education, 1998
Criticizes the Unz/Tuchman "English for Children" initiative (R. Unz) a proposal that would place limited-English-speaking children in California together, regardless of age or academic abilities, for one year of intensive English instruction and no instruction in academic subjects before returning them to regular classes. Discusses the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)