Myths and misconceptions
about bilingual students' educational development
There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about bilingual students' development. They are often maintained by the media, authorities, teachers and parents. Read about the typical claims and counter-claims about:
- academic language development
- bilingual instruction
- What claims are still common and exist in your country and possibly in your own thinking?
- What can you as teachers do to spread information that is based on current research evidence?
Source: Jim Cummins: The Academic and Political Discourse of Minority Language Education: Claims and Counter-Claims About Reading, Academic Language, Pedagogy, and Assessment as They Relate to Bilingual Children’s Educational Development