ERIC Number: ED434529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Condemned without a Trial: Bogus Arguments against Bilingual Education.
Krashen, Stephen D.
An expert on second language acquisition examines and refutes five commonly offered arguments against bilingual education: (1) it is responsible for the high Hispanic dropout rate; (2) most immigrants succeed without bilingual education; (3) the United States is the only nation that has bilingual education; (4) bilingual education failed in California; and (5) public opinion is against bilingual education. A final chapter comments on J. Greene's "A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Bilingual Education," a study that re-analyzed existing data on bilingual education. Contents are indexed. Contains 13 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Politics of Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, State Programs, Student Attrition
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California