One topic of interest that strikes my attention is the bilingualism in education in which speak on a couple of different reports about it. One report I was looking at was the bilingualism in education between Australia and Germany. These two countries were studying bilingualism in regards to the multiculturalism and immigration. The authors were speaking of the politics that went along with the educating of both countries of Australia and Germany. The Authors were writing that in Germany the teaching of minority languages were a lot more known than in Australia. Also it was more known around about them teaching foreign languages also. Now it was a bit different in Australia because they were just developing the LOTE which had given the difference of languages but didn’t have the effect as in Germany. In Australia many concepts of bilingualism were discussed and the people were a bit more educated on bilingualism. Both countries were taught on levels of bilingual education with focus put on citizenship and politics. The educational learning curve in both countries held great meaning to each individual country. Germany did not teach as much about the multiculturalism. They were more direct to their own people. This type of teaching, I feel kind of held them back from knowledge that may have made them even better people. (Luchtenburg)
As I continue to look upon the bilingualism in education I look at an article written by D.E. Campbell. His article was on the attacks on bilingual education. Bilingual education in the United States has been a positive role in the teaching of students from different cultures. Children that are from different cultures can learn from each other in and out of the school system. Political motivation in the United States has been on the rise in opposing bilingual education. Some groups in the United States have attacked the multicultural education in our country as a way of... [continues]
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