Assessing Evaluation Studies: The Case of Bilingual Education Strategies

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Bilingual education has long been the subject of major disagreements in this country. This book provides a detailed critique of the two largest studies of U.S. bilingual education programs. It examines the goals of the studies and what can be learned from them. In addition, using these studies as cases, this book provides guidelines on how to plan large evaluation studies to achieve useful answers to major policy questions about education.
 

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Contents

Research Methodology and Bilingual Education
12
The Longitudinal Study
24
The Immersion Study
67
Lessons for the Future
90
Conclusions and Recommendations
101
A Bilingual Education in the United States
107
B Trajectory Analysis of Matched Percentiles
113
Acronyms
119
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