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Say Brother; Bilingual Education; The debate about bilingual education in America

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05/19/1978

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.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Bilingual Education
Program Number

828

Title

The debate about bilingual education in America

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

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.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

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
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Atwood, David (Director)
Contributors
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Rosenthal, Iris (Assistant Cameraman)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Assistant)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Cronin, Mary (Audio)
Johnson, Bill (Audio)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Bilingual Education; The debate about bilingual education in America,” 05/19/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AAE345D37FDE4D8B999E10C7D68F55A3.
MLA: “Say Brother; Bilingual Education; The debate about bilingual education in America.” 05/19/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AAE345D37FDE4D8B999E10C7D68F55A3>.
APA: Say Brother; Bilingual Education; The debate about bilingual education in America. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AAE345D37FDE4D8B999E10C7D68F55A3
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