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ERIC Number: EJ833784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
"We Thought They Had Forgotten Us": Research, Policy, and Practice in the Education of Latino Immigrant Adults
Lukes, Marguerite M.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v8 n2 p161-172 Apr 2009
This article discusses English-only policies as they relate to second language teaching for children and adults; explores popular perceptions and misconceptions about learning English; and discusses types of programs best suited for different students, depending on educational background. Examples from research and practice highlight the value of native language instruction in low-literate adults' acquisition of English, using a survey of the literature on English language acquisition and native language literacy. Links are made to current federal education policies with examples from practice. Programmatic use of English-only instruction is contrasted with bilingual and native language instruction. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A