Crisis in the Southwest

Gallo, Yadira
December 2008
Multicultural Education;Winter2008, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses deficiencies in bilingual education programs in Texas. The authors discuss how bilingual education promotes multiculturalism and diversity through language and note inconsistencies between school districts in bilingual education curricula. Discrimination against English proficient (LEP) students is discussed. The authors examine school districts in Texas that serve Hispanic English language learners (ELLs) and suggest that problems in student assessment measures, a lack of teacher professional development and a lack of teacher collaboration have hindered bilingual education. The recommend a curriculum that emphasizes the use of student language ability evaluation in the placement of students, cooperation between district administrators and teacher training.


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