Title: 6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education
Author: Anya Kamenetz
Key Points: This article present research done by a Harvard professor, Gig Luk, on the brain benefits of bilingualism in children and education. She states that , "bilingualism is an experience that shapes our brain for a lifetime.”
Other positives of bilingualism include:
- Higher test scores
- Happier in school.
- Attendance is better,
- Behavioral problems fewer
- Parent involvement higher
Plus, the research found no negative effects of bilingual education.Relevance: Given the diversity of the students and the growing need for the future workforce to communicate to people around the world, this article is very relevant. In this global market we are also competing with countries that have been education their students for years. This might explain the higher test score by students in Europe. The US many be very culturally diverse, but we are still very nationalist when it come to languages other than American English.