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ERIC Number: ED530018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
English/Spanish Dual Immersion Elementary School Programs: Factors to Consider
Drozdowicz, Sara
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Some families, parents and children included, may not be fully prepared or aware as they enter into the commitment of a dual-immersion language elementary education experience. One factor crucial for a dual-immersion program to meet its objectives, parents and students must commit to a minimum of five to six years of their elementary education to the program. The purpose of my research is to describe the elements that contribute to the development of a successful bilingual school program for young children. The principal of a dual immersion elementary school participated in an interview about her views on the elements that make her program, her school successful. Findings mirrored the research literature. Establishment of a strong partnership between parents, teachers and administrators provides a solid foundation that fosters student success. Quality professional development and a committed teaching staff further support the mission of the school which is ultimately to graduate students who are bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural. The program must be academically rigorous and committed to sticking to the model selected whether the model is referred to as 90/10, 50/50 or a differentiated approach.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A