[lg policy] blog: Appropriating Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 2 16:01:25 UTC 2011

Appropriating Language Policy 	

I like how Freeman and Dixon-Marquez made the administrators,
educators and parents take ownership in implementing the dual-language
program. It makes so much sense for them to have input. The SDP
realizes that we live in a multicultural/multilingual global society
and was open to implementing the dual-language program and was willing
to do whatever it takes to make it happen. However, it will truly take
a village to make it happen, i.e. administrators, teachers, and
parents. Unfortunately, as indicated in chapter 2, the initiative was
interrupted when district was reconfigured and people were fired and
rehired, there was “tension and feeling of mistrust.” The new leader
had a different interpretation of Title III which did not leave room
for any flexibility, according to Sanchez “nothing we can do to change

-- http://forums.eslcafe.com/teacher/viewtopic.php?p=43847
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