EDU 510 Week 7

| September 11, 2016

EDU 510 Week 7 Questions

On a separate sheet of paper, please follow the instructions and answer the questions in your own words. There should be no quotations or citations. Please submit to the Week 7 dropbox. Good luck!!

Please provide 4-5 bullet points for each of the questions (Please answer 5 out of 7).

1) What are the differences between the terms ELL and LEP? What is problematic with the term LEP? Is there a potential issue with the term LEP? Why or why not?

2) While the population of language minority students is growing, the number of students in bilingual programs is decreasing. What are some of the reasons for this decline?

3) Describe “sink or swim” policies.

4) According to Rebecca Callahan’s research, how are deficit based constructions of ELLs responsible for poor academic achievement?

5) What is a multiliterate learning community?

6) What is the definition of bilingual education? How is this broad definition both beneficial and problematic?

7) What does Luis Moll mean by “educational sovereignty?”

Please provide a short paragraph for the following questions (Please answer 5 out of 10)

1) Which states have the largest enrollments of language-minority students? What are the profound implications for educating immigrant children?

2) What are some of the reasons for the largest immigrant trend in the US since the 1970s?

3) Although the public has always been divided over bilingual education, why is this truer today than ever before?

4) What are some of the reasons that teachers and schools disregard language-minority students’ native language?

5) Describe the trauma many ELL students experience learning a new language even when they have caring and gifted teachers?

6) More than 40 percent of all teachers have reports that they have worked with students with limited English proficiency but at the same time, only 12 percent have had a minimum of 8 hours of training to work with these students. What needs to be done to ensure that teachers have adequate educational training to teach English-language learners?

7) What is the significance of the Lau v. Nichols case?

8) How has the Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEQA) been instrumental in protecting the language rights of students?

9) What are low incidence populations?

10) Why do we need to differentiate between language-minority students and the larger category of immigrant students?

Please select one of the following questions and answer in essay format (one page, double spaced, 12 point font)

1) Read the case studies on Manuel Gomes (p.240).Examine the history of immigration to the United States from the Cape Verde Islands. How did the immigration to the US impact Manuel? What was Manuel’s experience in bilingual education? What can classroom teachers learn from Manuel’s education and home life?

2) According to Nieto & Bode “ Bilingual education has always been controversial, but the major issue may be more about power than about language……Thus the issue is not so much whether bilingual education works, but that the real possibility that it might. As a result, in spite of its sound pedagogical basis, bilingual education is above all, a political issue because it is concerned with power relations in society” (p. 229-230).Discuss.

3) Research contradicts the common advice given to language-minority parents to “Speak English with our children at home” (p.227).How would you use this information as a classroom teacher?

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