Last month I spent a week in Singapore visiting primary and secondary schools as well as the National Institute of Education. Although I am sure that what I saw was not representative of all schools in the country, I was immediately struck by the high level of ideological and financial investment in education (how […]more→
Articles tagged with: bilingual education
A young friend of mine is seeking advice:
If a child attends a preschool at 3 and 4 years old where he is exposed to another language but not actively taught it and his native language is used as well, how much outside work will he need to be fluent in the foreign language by kindergarten? […]more→
Last night I had the privilege of joining Usree for a visit to a language-learning event and screening of Najib Joe Hakim’s film that chronicles the successes of children in bilingual programs in San Francisco schools, Speaking in Tongues.
Held at Beverly Cleary Hall across the street from the Unit 3 residence hall, and […]more→
Yesterday I came across this announcement about a summer course in comparative education that’ll be offered through UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. While the course sounds interesting for its content–liberation theology, popular education, social movements from Latin American contexts–the real kicker is that this course is in Spanish. […]more→