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    Dominican University
  Feb 25, 2018
Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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EDUC 416 - Foundations of Language Minority Education

3 hours
This course provides an introduction to the historical, philosophical, political, social, and scientific issues that have contributed to public policy regarding educational services for English Language Learners.  The candidate will begin by examining the neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic models for language acquisition, how language functions in the brain, and how the bilingual brain activates languages. Then a comprehensive focus will be placed on the different types of language education programs in the United States as well as the best research-based practices for English Language Learners in our schools. Historical trends, political policies and legal issues related to language education in the United States as well as foreign countries will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or education minor.

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