Foundations of ESL (and Bilingual) Education Final Paper
The goal of this research project is to develop an understanding of how models of bilingual and ESL education are implemented and to use the knowledge gained in the course to analyze the overall effectiveness of specific types of bilingual programs. Students will select a program model and discuss the policies and guidelines that inform program implementation, the instruction and services that the model provides to bilingual and multilingual students, and compare this model to other forms of bilingual education. The paper will include information obtained from course readings and class lectures and discussions. Graduate students will also identify research articles to support their understanding of the program model they are discussing (3 research articles).