quote:Originally posted by James Wesley
Clearly there is a need to understand the diveristy of a student population. It is also 'compassionate' to teach a transition curriculum from foreign first-language students.
The focus of the school however should be to teach the soceital standard by which we are governed.
Brother James, the "societal standard by which we are governed" has and is going to dramatically change. I recently watched a nightly news program that featured a progressive school where the teachers were teaching Kindergarten students how to speak Japanese! I forget where the school was located; however, the school's principal admitted to selectively seeking teachers who were bi and trilingual, because these teachers, he said, "Will be the most sought after educators in the very near future."