ERIC Number: ED458328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-8
Reference Count: N/A
Un Dia Nuevo for Schools. 2000 & Beyond: The Changing Face of American Schools.
Zehr, Mary Ann
Education Week, v20 n10 Nov 8 2000
This issue, the third in a series on the demographic forces shaping public education in the United States, examines the effect of the influx of Hispanic American and Indian immigrants. The first section, "Una Dia Nuevo for Schools," discusses how schools must adjust as Hispanic immigrants fan out to areas beyond those where they have traditionally settled, noting issues to consider when educating limited English speaking students and discussing various approaches (transitional bilingual education, immersion programs, English as a Second Language programs, and two-way bilingual education programs). It also discusses the need for literacy education and notes recent problems related to teacher shortage. The second section, "A Bilingual Day in the Life," follows one Dominican American high school student, examining his move from bilingual to English only courses and his use of Spanish versus English in conversation. The third section, "A Passage from India," explains that India has become one of the United States' largest sources of immigrants and notes that Indian immigrants tend to revere education and to discourage relationships between boys and girls until the children are much older than is standard in the United States. (SM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Hispanic American Students, Immersion Programs, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Population Trends, Public Education, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Teacher Shortage
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Editorial Projects in Education, Inc., Washington, DC.