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English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Chinese Dialects, Lusa Lo, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp, Rosann Tung Apr 2009

English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Chinese Dialects, Lusa Lo, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp, Rosann Tung

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the voters of Massachusetts approved Referendum Question 2. This referendum spelled an end to Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) as the primary program available for children requiring language support in Massachusetts. In its place came a radically different policy called Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). Unlike TBE, which relies on the English learners’ own language to facilitate the learning of academic subjects as they master English, SEI programs rely on the use of simple English in the classroom to impart academic content; teachers use students’ native language only to assist them in completing tasks or to answer a question ...


Ua3/9/7 Wku Confucius Institute Proposal, Wku President's Office - Ransdell Jan 2009

Ua3/9/7 Wku Confucius Institute Proposal, Wku President's Office - Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Proposal for the creation of the WKU Confucius Institute. The first half of the document is in Chinese with an English translation following.


Vygotsky And Linguistic Relativity: The Case Of Chinese And English Reading, John F. Ehrich Jan 2009

Vygotsky And Linguistic Relativity: The Case Of Chinese And English Reading, John F. Ehrich

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

This paper argues the case of linguistic relativity through a Vygotskyan socio-cultural perspective. A major tenet of Vygotskyan socio-cultural theory is that sign systems (e.g., language) are psychological tools, which after a period of internalization, result in a transformation of inner processing. The logical extension of Vygotskyan socio-cultural theory is that the internalization of different sign systems, such as Chinese logographic characters or English alphabetic script, should invariably result in the development of distinct types of inner processing. This argument is essentially one of linguistic relativity, or the idea that the nature of language itself can impact on cognitive ...