An overview of the historical, political, and legal origins of Bilingual/ESL Education, as well as, an examination of the current issues impacting the delivery of educational services to English Language Learners in the United States.
1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the influence immigration in the U. S. has on the education of ELLs .
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact politics and legislation, state and national, have on the language development of ELLs.
3. Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the influence the courts/laws have on the education of ELLs.
4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of strategies and initiatives which will empower them to advocate for ELLs.
Students will be responsible for reading the assigned chapters in the textbook, as well as, other resources utilized by the professor. Students are expected to complete 1-2 page reflections which articulate their reaction/response to the assigned readings. Mastery of the course will be demonstrated through quizzes, completed assignments, class discussions, exams, and learning community research and presentations.
1. Active Participation:
the course will be conducted utilizing lecture, multi-media, case studies, group work,and reflective writing. Students are expected to be active participants in their learning. Students are expected to exhibit professional attitudes and behavior at all times.
2. Research Paper:
Each student will identify , select, research, and describe a specific issue which impacts ELL students. The paper shall be no less than 5 double spaced pages. Students are to utilize APA writing guidelines.
3. Learning Community Presentation:
Students are to form learning communities comprised of a minimum of 3 members and no more than 4 members. Each learning community will conduct an extensive study of a pertinent issue which directly influences ELLs. This study shall result in a well planned, engaging multi-media presentation to the class.
4. a final examination covering the scope of the course will be administered consisting of true/false, multiplechoice, short answer and essay questions.
Course Performance Assessment:
1. Class participation/in class activities 20%
2. Reading reflections 20%
3. Research paper 20%
4. Learning community presentation 20%
5. Final examination 20%
Submittal of assignments is not sufficient for an A in the course. Quality of work is carefully reviewed. Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling are expected in written assignments. Due dates for assignments will be determined collaboratively by the class members.
Assignments submitted late will result in a reduced grade.
Students are expected to attend all classes. the professor is aware of and understands the professional responsibilities inherent in the education profession. If your professional responsibilities prevent you from attending class, please inform the professor prior to the absence.
By enrolling in this course, students expressly grant MSU a limited right in all intellectual property created by the student for this course. This includes the right of the professor to reproduce the student work in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.
Classroom disruption because of cell phones is prohibited. Electronic devices applied for a learning purpose in the class may be permitted at the professor's discretion.