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The debate about bilingual education in America

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Title:
The debate about bilingual education in America
Description:
In this clip Ray Almeida talks about why there is resistance to bilingual education in America. Overall the program examines bilingual education in Boston. Host Melvin Moore speaks with Raffael De Gruttala (Director of Bilingual Education in Boston), Stephanie Fan (Teacher in Charge at the Bilingual Education Department), David Cortiella (of El Comite De Padres), and Ray Almeida (community advocate for bilingual and multicultural education and proponent of Cape Verdian education in Massachusetts) about the nature of transitional bilingual education, what a bilingual education consists of, which children have a right to be served by the city, the different responsibilities of the Boston School Committee and the Bilingual Education Department, claims that bilingual education is a threat to desegregation, the extent to which problems related to bilingual education have been addressed in the community, and the response of the Bilingual Department and the School Committee to community pressure and parental involvement. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by David Atwood.
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Director:
Atwood, David
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Stewart, Aubrey
Contributor:
Horne, Danny
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Clark, Marvin
Contributor:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Host:
Moore, Melvin
Contributor:
Merhar, Milan
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Contributor:
Rosenthal, Iris
Contributor:
Norton, Chas
Contributor:
LaBillois, Ann
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Cronin, Mary
Contributor:
Johnson, Bill
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Demers, Leo
Researcher:
Yang, Eileen
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Date:
May 19, 1978
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
De Gruttala, Raffael
Public schools--Massachusetts--Boston
Civil rights
Education, Bilingual
Almeida, Ray
Bilingual Education Department--Boston--Massachusetts
Segregation
Cortiella, David
Fan, Stephanie
El Comite De Padres--Boston--Massachusetts
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_AAE345D37FDE4D8B999E10C7D68F55A3