Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bilingual educators need to do a better job of communicating with the public.

Sent to the Petaluma Argus Courier
Re: Poll: No on Prop. 58 for bilingual education, Sept. 22
Of the ten responses to an online Argus Courier poll, seven respondents said they do not support bilingual education, because of the importance of English.
One of the most consistent results in all of educational research is the finding that properly organized bilingual programs are more effective in helping children acquire English than all-English programs.  Only one respondent out of ten was aware of this.
Bilingual educators need to do a better job of communicating with the public.
Stephen Krashen
Prof. Emeritus
University of Southern California
original article: http://www.petaluma360.com/news/education/6110056-181/poll-no-on-prop-58

2 comments:

  1. Just as teachers in immersion settings need to be communicating better about what doesn't work.

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  2. In my view, the freedom of being a bilingual educator gives me a perfect opportunity to communicate more efficiently with the public.
    I don’t understand why people complain about communicational skills of bilingual teachers.

    Effective communication skills the ability to: speak appropriately with a wide variety of students while maintaining good eye contact, demonstrate a varied vocabulary and tailor your language to your audience, listen effectively, present your ideas appropriately, write clearly and in brief and work well in a group all require excellent communication skills.

    Find more at http://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/communication-skills.html#ixzz4LH7s0LN7

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