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ERIC Number: EJ1024218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Dual-Language Education for Low-Income Children: Preliminary Evidence of Benefits for Executive Function
Esposito, Alena G.; Baker-Ward, Lynne
Bilingual Research Journal, v36 n3 p295-310 2013
This investigation is an initial examination of possible enhancement of executive function through a dual-language (50:50) education model. The ethnically diverse, low-income sample of 120 children from Grades K, 2, and 4 consisted of approximately equal numbers of children enrolled in dual-language and traditional classrooms. Dual-language students in Grades 2 and 4 performed better on a measure from the Trail Making Task requiring inhibition and rule-switching. The results indicate that the established benefits of bilingual exposure can be generalized across SES and ethnicity and can be acquired within the context of elementary school programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 2; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trail Making Test