Course DescriptionThis course examines the history of bilingual education in the United States and the impact of policies and mandates on the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Through course readings and assignments, students will develop an understanding of the theoretical foundation and rationale for bilingual education, as well as become familiar with practices for implementing or modifying curriculum and instruction for bilingual education models. This course is designed to meet the standards and course requirements for Washington State Bilingual endorsement candidates.
Learner OutcomesBy the end of the course, students will demonstrate a developing knowledge of:
- the socio-political and socio-historical context in which federally funded bilingual education emerged in the United States
- the implication and value of bilingualism
- the role of culture, and concepts of bilingualism and biculturalism
- how first language acquisition differs from second language acquisition
- techniques appropriate for the development of academic language in L2
- various models of bilingual education, measurements of bilingualism, effectiveness of bilingual programs