Bilingual Education : Education And Education Essay

2274 Words Dec 16th, 2016 10 Pages
Bilingual education has been a controversial topic in the United States for decades. There has been debate among parents, teachers, school staff, lawmakers, and simply the people living in the United States. There are many different opinions on what should be done to address bilingual education.
There are several program models that fit under bilingual education, so it is not as cut and dry as some people may think. Many laws have been created both for and against bilingual education over the years. A great deal of these laws were negative and have significantly impacted students throughout the United States. It has been overlooked how effective bilingual education can be. There are many problems surrounding bilingual education, but many of these can be fixed by citizens being proactive and finding ways to promote bilingual education for the future generations. A fact that may cause problems or confusion is that there are many different models of education that all can be considered bilingual education. Bilingual education is not a one size fits all term. It covers a range of different programs. This can cause problems because people are not being educated on what each program entails. I believe one of the most important and effective program models is the Dual-language education.
Dual-language education supports fluency in both languages. It focuses on maintaining student’s heritage language while providing support in learning English (Varghese 72). The main reason I…

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