TITLE

All Languages Here Welcomed

AUTHOR(S)
Agirdag, Orhan
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Apr2009, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how multilingual education benefits language instruction. The author comments on how increasing linguistic diversity and laws have hindered bilingual education programs. He discusses how a monolinguistic policy favoring linguistic assimilation has affected the academic achievement of immigrant language learners in Flanders, Belgium. The role of multilingual education in creating a positive environment for students is noted. The author recommends that teachers should avoid monolingualism, should encourage students to use their native language while at school and should provide feedback to students in endeavors beyond language learning. He suggests teachers should encourage peer assistance among students and promote parental involvement in language instruction.
ACCESSION #
38017941

 

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