Muticultural Education

KC Currents
9:04 am
Thu October 17, 2013

The Difficult Task Of Raising Kids To Be Bilingual

A kindergarten teacher at the Kansas City Chinese School points to characters on the white board.
Credit Beth Lipoff / KCUR

More and more research is coming out telling us that being bilingual is good for your brain. It makes you more competitive in a global marketplace, and for many of us, language is our strongest link to our cultural heritage. But even if you’re bilingual, when you live in an English-speaking community, it’s not always easy to pass that language on to your child.

To make the process easier many families turn to language schools, where kids learn language in a classroom setting on the weekend.

Teaching a second generation

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Central Standard
1:31 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Multicultural Education

There’s a lot asked of our teachers today - and here’s another thing to add to that list - the ability to recognize and teach to a student’s cultural background.

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