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Title :言語的人権としての二言語教育 - カリフォルニア州のProposition 227について
Title alternative :Bilingual Education as a Linguistic Human Right
Authors :石原, 昌英
Authors alternative :Ishihara, Masahide
Issue Date :Mar-1999
Abstract :People of California have decided to eliminate public school bilingual education. This decision was made in June, 1998, when 69% of the total votes said "yes" to the proposition 227. This paper presents arguments for providing bilingual education to language minorities. It is reported that more and more non-English speaking students master English by being given instructions in their mother tongues. It is also known that bilingual education helps language-minority students better understand subjects including English. These findings support bilingual education. In addition, Lau v. Nichols decision made by the US Supreme Court in 1974 and the notion of linguistic human rights present argument for providing non-English speaking students with opportunities to learn their mother tongues and/or to have instructions in their primary languages. The conclusion is, therefore, the proposition 227 should be declared invalid.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1341-0482
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/2742
Citation :琉球大学欧米文化論集 = Ryudai Review of Euro-American Studies no.43 p.47 -59
Appears in Collections:No.43 (1999/3)

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