All posts tagged: language immersion

One Good Question with Fabrice Jaumont: How parent organizing leads to revolution

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Education Equity / International Education / Language education / One Good Question / Uncategorized

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? Part of my research, and the recent book that I have published[1], focus on philanthropy […]

One Good Question with Karen Beeman: How Biliteracy Supports Social Justice for All

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Education Equity / Language education / One Good Question

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. Karen Beeman provides national professional development for teachers and administrators in bilaterally and bilingual education.  Karen is co-author, along with Cheryl Urow, of Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges Between Languages. “Voy a una party con mi […]

[Throwback Thursday] Teaching Kids Across Language Barriers

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Education Equity / Language education

From time to time, I feature an individual who has made a remarkable difference in the lives of our children. These education change agents care about one thing above everything else: the education of our children. “When I had my vision for a school, I realized that as a parent, I am powerful. As a teacher, I am an expert. Armed with that realization, I knew I could start my own school.” So says Rhonda […]

Do struggling learners belong in language immersion programs?

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Language education

Yes.  But what about the students who have weak L1 skills?  Them too.  Our students in poverty don’t have the home supports to be successful in language immersion.  Isn’t this a hardship for them? Nope.  These students need longer time to get academic concepts, won’t language immersion delay them in comparison to their peers?  Uh, still no. Academic conferences are typically places to validate our perspectives, and, when we least expect it, really challenge our […]