Bilingual Education in the U.S.: Programs, perspectives, challenges, and lessons

David Nieto


The present paper engages in a historical analysis and interpretation of the policies that have contributed to develop bilingual education in the United States. Departing from the U.S. interpretation of bilingual education, this study examines each of the educational programs that have been implemented in the country since the twentieth century, its pedagogical underpinnings, and the critical evaluation of its outcomes. The paper concludes with an analysis of potential interpretations and lessons that the US case may have for other contexts.


Política educativa en EE. UU.; estudiantes de inglés; educación bilingüe; política lingüística en EE. UU.


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