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Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language: The Elementary School


by Robert D. Milk — 1993

In reflecting on bilingual education and ESL in the elementary school, I will first attempt to capture meaningful distinctions in usage with regard to these terms, particularly in reference to implicit assumptions not clearly understood by decision makers and by mainstream educators whose specialties lie outside of this area. I will then discuss current practice in bilingual education at the elementary school level in the United States, particularly as it relates to the education of language minority children in the public schools.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 6, 1993, p. 88-112
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19267, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 10:18:43 PM

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  • Robert Milk
    University of Texas, San Antonio
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    ROBERT D. MILK is Professor and Director of the Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, University of Texas, San Antonio.
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