Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs: A Step-by-Step Guide for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents
SAGE Publications, Jan 23, 2003 - Education - 244 pages
`This book is certain to be an indispensable guide to planning and practice in dual language schools. It is practical, down-to-earth, and firmly based in broad experience and research' - Robert Slavin, Co-Director, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Johns Hopkins University
`Margarita Espino Calderón and Liliana Minaya-Rowe have done an excellent job of presenting relevant research along with practical examples and suggestions, all in a highly readable and user-friendly format. This volume is an indispensable tool for teachers, administrators, and parents involved with dual language programmes' - Liz Howard, Research Associate Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
`This book is an excellent resource for educators interested in developing bilingual capacity in American school children' - Diane August, Director, National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth
Dual Immersion programmes (or two-way bilingual programes are a hot topic in bilingual education. In a dual immersion programme, half the students speak English and half the students are non-English speakers. Research indicates that this is a very effective programme for increasing the achievement levels of all students. Many organizations that oppose bilingual education are in favor of dual-immersion programmes. In this book, the authors illustrate how to provide school administrators, teachers and parents with basic knowledge needed for planning and implementing an effective two-way bilingual programme.