Dual Language Education

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 370 pages
Dual language education is a program that combines language minority and language majority students for instruction through two languages. This book provides the conceptual background for the program and discusses major implementation issues. Research findings summarize language proficiency and achievement outcomes from 8000 students at 20 schools, along with teacher and parent attitudes.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Conclusions and Implications for Language Education
9
Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations for Dual Language
39
Classroom Administrative and Familial Contexts in Dual
77
Teacher Background and Perceptions of Support Program
96
Teacher Talk in Dual Language Education Classrooms
123
Parent Involvement Attitudes and Satisfaction in Dual
143
Introduction and Data Collection
171
Standardized
234
Content Area Achievement
247
Attitudes
271
Summary and Conclusions
291
Implications
310
Appendix
331
Index
366
Copyright

Academic Language Proficiency
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About the author (2001)

Kathryn Lindholm-Leary is Professor of Child Development in the College of Education at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, where she teaches courses in child development, educational psychology, multicultural education, and research. She has worked in evaluating and assisting in the implementation of over 100 dual language education programs covering several states in the US over the past 15 years. Dr. Lindholm-Leary has authored books and articles discussing theory, implementation issues and research results related to dual language education.

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