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Bilingual-Bicultural Education Jack Slemenda Converse College
Schools should: Set clear goals Create a bi-bi society Integrate bi-bi program Provide leadership/support Have high expectations Hire qualified teachers Partner with bilingual parents and communities
Ideal Bilingual Teachers Bilingual/ Biliterate Appreciation of cultures Mastery of content Appropriate instructional strategies DEDICATED!
The Bi-Bi Curriculum Bilingual –Native language (L1) –English (L2) Bicultural –Native culture –American culture
Deaf Bi-Bi Programs California School for the Deaf in Fremont Indiana School for the Deaf Texas School for the Deaf in Austin Maryland School for the Deaf Cleary School for the Deaf in Nesconset, NY Arizona School for the Deaf in Denver The Learning Center in Massachusetts Sign Talk Childrens Center in Winnipeg
Reflections What are your perceptions regarding Bi-Bi education? How does/would this effect mainstreaming? Would Deaf children become more isolated? How would you promote interaction with hearing people? (De Vera and Dharer)
Resources Bilingual Education Politics, Practice, Research. Ed. Arias, M. Beatriz and Ursula Casanova. The National Society for the Study of Education. Chicago, Illinois; 1993. Brisk, Maria Estela. Bilingual Education From Compensatory to Quality Schooling. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. NewJersey; 1998. De Vera, Neyrchel and Yaser Dharer. Bilingual-Bicultural Education of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Children. Scheetz, Nanci A. Orientation to Deafness Second Edition. Allyn & Bacon. Massachusetts; 2001. Speights, Alice. Bilingual-Bicultural Education for Deaf Students: Why and Why Not. University of Alabama; 1996.