Red Light, Green Light, Caution: Community Acceptance or Rejection of ESL/Bilingual Education Programs
Tight budgets force small rural schools to be extremely choosey about academic choices. This paper examines how, in these times, communities feel about money being spent on ESL/Bilingual Programs.
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.95-102.
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Marguerite Parks is an Associate Professor of Educational Studies with an emphasis in Multicultural Education. She has been in higher education for 15 years teaching first at Ripon College and then at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Research has focused on issues of power and privilege and how they affect teachers in the classroom. Publications range from ESL/Bilingual Education to Multicultural Education to the story of an African American teacher who taught for 64 years.
Michelle Fuerch is a professor of Spanish at Ripon College. She specializes in Medieval and ealry modern Spanish literature, the role of minorities in Spanish literature and Portuguese colonialism in South East Asia. Her publications are in the areas of the village communities of Goa, Morisco identity in Spain and ESL/Bilingual Education in the United States.
Elena Rambla Mulet is the Departmental Language Assistant in Spanish since 2005 in the Department of Romance and Classical Languages at Ripon College. She has her graduate degree in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Alicante, Spain. She specialized in Legal Translation and received her degree through the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Presently she is pursuing her PhD in Translation, Society and Communication at the University of Castellón, Spain.
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