The Pros And Cons Of Multilingual Education

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The decades-old discussion concerning bilingual education, especially in American public schools, highlights the difference in linguistic ideologies. The debate within the state of California culminated in a vote aimed at determining whether students in the state could be taught in English or Spanish among other languages. It split the people of California into two major camps. In other words, those who thought that the United States benefits from their multilingual ability (as held in proposition 58) and those who hold that such a policy hurts scholars and aim only at furthering racism and ethnicity, a problem proposal 227 has addressed. Advocates were inclined to proposition 58 of the year 2016, while their opposing colleagues supported proposition 227 that has been applied in the education system in the United States for a significantly long time. In this light, it is imperative to look at ideological differences and similarities between proposition 227 and proposition 58. The study explores insights regarding learners’ unique cultural and linguistic backgrounds and needs addressed by proposition 58. It also investigates the anticipated impacts of the implementation of proposition 58 on communities, where Standard English is not the predominant communication method. The primary contention here is that proposition 58 aims at marketing the bilingual/multilingual education system; thus, its passing would assist non-English speaking students and their immigrant learners in
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