ERIC Number: ED379915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Two-Way Bilingual Education Programs in Practice: A National and Local Perspective. ERIC Digest.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Two-way bilingual education has taken root in many schools across the United Sates. In these programs, students develop dual language proficiency by receiving instruction in English and another language in a classroom that is usually comprised of half native speakers of English and half native speakers of the target language. Two-way programs work toward academic, language, and affective goals. Language minority students benefit from the opportunity to develop and learn through their native language as well as English, while English speakers achieve well academically in an immersion environment. The first part of this Digest looks at the issues involved in implementing a two-way program, future directions and concerns of two-way bilingual education, and emerging results of two-way bilingual programs. The second part of the Digest concentrates on the Amigos Program, a two-way program established in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1985-86 that now serves nearly 300 students. Program design, program assessment, and student responses to program participation are highlighted. Contains eight references. (VWL)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Futures (of Society), Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Testing, Two Way Immersion Programs
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.