186. Regarding different types of bilingual programs and the concepts of "early exit" and "late exit" from these programs. Why would anyone consider early exit if the risks to learning are so negative?
Educational decisions ARE NOT made in a political vacuum, unfortunately. The values of the community, expressed as the political views of the elected members of school boards, shape educational decisions in spite of ALL research findings that point to negative consequences derived from similar decision.
We truly play with the lives of children. Children have no voice or vote. Children serve as the political backbone to build, in many cases, very misguided political careers. Thus, the education of the parents and of the community at large is one of the most important tasks that educators should perform. It is NOT enough to teach children. Parents and members of the community need to understand (1) how the educational system works, and (2) the findings of educational research. Then and only then communities will elect board of education members that will truly place the education of ALL students above all political gains.
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1. Cognitive - Academic Language and Vocabulary Development
2. Cross Cultural Diversity - Multicultural Strategies
3. Effective Instruction for English Learners (L.E.P. students) Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
4. Promoting Academic Success in Language Minority Students
5. Cognitive - Academic Language and Vocabulary Development
6. Oral Language / Literacy Skills / Higher Order Thinking Skills
7. 50/50 Dual Language Programs: design, planning and implementation
8. The Structure of English / The Structure of Spanish
9. Transition: Introduction to English Reading
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Web Site Programs for Paraprofessionals: Number 3.
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Enhanced Cultural Sensitivity - The Challenge of Students Diversity
Identifying / Responding to Students' Language Needs
Phonemic Awareness: Teaching English phonics to L.E.P. students
Relationship Between Reading, Writing and Spelling
Improving Reading Performance -- Building Oral Language Skills)
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