Tag: june

June 2015

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Profile: Mohamed Abdel-Kader The U.S. Department of Education's language boss shares his motivation and goalsWords + Pictures Lina Sun sees the value of using graphic novels to help develop multiliteraciesFrench à la mode Gaétan Mathieu sees bilingualism as the key to the future of French in the U.S.Destination France Where and why to learn French in FranceQuebec Beckons From language to La Citadelle, explore...

June 2014

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Cutting to the Common Core: The Key to English Standards John Carr argues that the Collaborative Discussions element is the most important of all standards Curing the Summertime Blues Donna Lasinski examines why the summer slide particularly affects English learners Repaving the Campaign Trail Kathleen Stein-Smith proposes a campaign for world language education in the U.S. based on social and political engagement,...

June 2013

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L’ Histoire de Notre Succès Benoît Le Dévédec reveals why New York’s French Heritage Language Program has been such a successClosing the Vocabulary Gap Alex Rappaport argues that word acquisition may be the easiest way to close the achievement gapDot Ur Ize Margarita Melendez suggests resources for teaching writing in the Digital AgesPreventing War with Words Rachael Tolliver explains how U.S. Army cadets...

June 2012

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Speaking to le Monde Richard Shryock argues that French is the most practical language to learnStrategic Mentoring Betty Achinstein, Susan O’Hara, Robert Pritchard, and Jeff Zwiers explore how specific training of mentors for new teachers improves English learner outcomesCutting to the Common Core As the introduction to a series of articles on how implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will...

June 2011

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Access All Areas Amid the euphoria over the slaying of bin Laden and the spread of democratic insurgencies across the Middle East and North Africa, other equally significant worldwide events have not been afforded the same media coverage. Unless you have been educated to have an international outlook, have contacts, and know where to find information, it would have...

June 2008

June 2008
Multicultural Education is No LuxuryDuring difficult economic times, there is a general acceptance that education should endure budget cuts like all public services. We are led to believe that the most we can expect from our educational institutions during hard times is basic instruction in the core subjects which will be enough to give today’s students the tools...

June 2010

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Communicate PeriodThe administration’s Race to the Top scheme is only the latest in a long line of attempts to “fix” our educational system — all of which have neglected the fundamental changes in our society that have occurred over the last 20 years and are likely to accelerate over the next decades.Comm­unications have taken on a whole new meaning...

June 2009

All AbroadDuring these difficult economic times, the idea of the government spending $800 million to help Americans study abroad may seem unrealistic. However, the benefits of a million Americans traveling abroad every year far outweigh the cost which, when compared to the bailouts, seems like a bargain.Last month, the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act was introduced by...

June 2007

IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages New Mexico Milestone Mary Jean Habermann López describes how her state’s 35th annual conference underscores bilingual education leadership and history Flying the Flag for Chinese Madeline K. Spring explains how the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program has taken a new approach to articulation Motivational Teaching Quality Quinn recognizes the value of...