EducationEDUC 131 Issues in Bilingual-Multicultural Education

This seminar focuses upon the main currents in bilingual-multicultural education in the United States, beginning with a review of the history of bilingual education programs in the United States and the local service area and emphasizing philosophy and program experience. Specifically examines the following as they relate to bilingual-multicultural education: assimilation, acculturation, cultural pluralism, ESL/SSL, the relationship between language and culture, parent participation in developing policy and programs, language shift vs. language maintenance programs, biculturalism, bilingualism, racism, legislation.