EDU-447   Theoretical Foundations for Bilingual Educations & ESL 3 credits

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

(Same as MFL-447) An overview of legal mandates and an analysis of the models and typologies of bilingual education and second / foreign language programs that aim to achieve bilingualism and biliteracy in a multicultural society. The course examines the sociocultural issues surrounding linguistic minority education from a historical perspective as well as from a contemporary and local perspective. The course explores the design, implementation, and adaptation of curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of the community in its demographic context.