Becoming Biliterate: A Study of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Education by Bertha Perez
Publisher: LEA, Inc. (September 1, 2003) | ISBN: 0805846786 | PDF | 2,13 Mb | 256 pages
The increasing number of linguistically diverse students in U.S. schools, especially Mexican and Mexican American Spanish-speaking children, continues to challenge the ways public schools are educating this population. After 30 years of controversy over bilingual education,quality education for linguistically diverse students has remained an elusive promise. Two-way bilingual immersion or dual-language education is a program with the potential of fulfilling that promise.
This book is about the education of Mexican American children and their language, literacy, and education rights. It is also about a group of educators committed to fulfilling the promise of bilingual education and providing quality, effective education for these Mexican American chil- dren. I chronicle how two-way bilingual immersion education came to be implemented in two schools and what this meant for children’s language and literacy development.