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Contextualizing Bilingual Education

by Ursula Casanova & M. Beatriz Arias - 1993

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a background to help the reader understand the context of bilingual education for Hispanics in the United States. We will review briefly some of the history and controversies surrounding this pedagogical program, the demographics that demand it, and lastly provide a brief review of the research and theory that undergird bilingual education.

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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. 1-35
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19263, Date Accessed: 3/1/2021 4:58:53 PM

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  • Ursula Casanova
    Arizona State University
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    URSULA CASANOVA is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education, Arizona State University.
  • M. Beatriz Arias
    Arizona State University
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    M. BEATRIZ ARIAS is an Associate Professor in the College of Education, Arizona State University, where she is also the Director of the Center for Bilingual Education and Research.
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