Discussion Board Instructions and Deadline
Discussion Board Question #9 answer is due Monday, December 2nd at 11:59 p.m. (EST)
- minimum 350-word up to a maximum 500-word answer
- use evidence to support your opinion (MUST cite research as outlined in prompt)
- proofread your answer and use complete, grammatical sentences
- Discussion Board Question #9
In module 11, you learned about the various ways that language-minority students are currently educated in our public K-12 school system. There is a debate, however, as to which is the best way to ensure language-minority students are successful in their academic, socio-emotional and cognitive endeavors. See http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education_update/jun94/vol36/num05/Teaching_Language-Minority_Students.aspx (Links to an external site.) for an article on this topic.
Some have argued that ESL (English as Second Language) is the best way to ensure language-minority students successfully learn educational content. Others argue that language-minority students would be best served by learning math, reading and language arts in both their native language and in English. Still some argue that total English immersion is the best way to guarantee their success in academic content.
In your opinion and based on evidence, what is the best way to educate language-minority K-12 children in the US public school system? In your response, provide at least three (3) reasons why you believe your chosen method for educating these children is the best method. Your answer should appropriately use/cite research; you should have a reference for each reason/argument for a total of 3 references. For this assignment, you may use books, chapters, journal articles, your textbook and any reputable website for references.
5 – well-informed, uses/cites research appropriately, complete and grammatical sentences, meets minimum word count, convincing in argument/answer to prompt.
4 – reasonably well-informed and appropriately uses/cites research, but may be less convincing in argument/answer in prompt. No issues with grammar were noted and met minimum word count.
3 – author does attempt to use/cite research in response, but may have been less convincing in argument/answer in prompt. Issues with grammar may have been noted. Author may not have met minimum word count.
2 – author does not attempt to use/cite research in response and thus, fails to convince reader of answer. Issues with grammar may have been noted. Author may not have met minimum word count.
1 – poorly written, did not meet minimum word count and was not well-informed or use/cite research in prompt. Many issues were noted.
0 – did not attempt assignment