Sheltered Immersion: Contrasts and Controversy

Sheltered Immersion: Contrasts and Controversy Jill Kerper Mora Proposition 227 requires that all English Language Learners in California receive a program of "sheltered immersion" or "structured immersion" taught "overwhelmingly in English" for one year before beginning transferred to mainstream or regular classes. Below is a comparison of the mandated "sheltered immersion" model of instruction with […]

Proposition 227: Myth vs. Reality

The Present and Future of Bilingual Education: Separating Myth From Reality Jill Kerper Mora In June, 1998 California voters approved Proposition 227, a ballot initiative to curtail bilingual education in the public schools. A 61% majority of the electorate passed the initiative following a rancorous debate during the campaign that pitted bilingual education against a […]

Philosophical Assumptions of English-only vs. Bilingual Education

There are profound philosophical assumptions underlying any program model or instructional approach for educating language minority students. Below is a comparison of assumptions about teaching and learning a second language and about the relative value and importance of cultural characteristics and behaviors that guide the design of English-only immersion and bilingual education programs. Jill Kerper […]

To All On Equal Terms: Bilingual Education for the 21st Century

Keynote Speech   Jill Kerper Mora Arizona Association for Bilingual Education Conference Phoenix, Arizona January 25, 2002 To All on Equal Terms; It is a great pleasure to be here with you this afternoon to speak about the challenges we face as educators in our changing world. Let me begin by thanking the conference hosts […]