ERIC Number: EJ556857
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Two Languages Are Better Than One.
Thomas, Wayne P.; Collier, Virginia P.
Educational Leadership, v55 n4 p23-26 Dec-Jan 1997-1998
Instead of viewing English learners as a problem needing remediation, educators should build an enriched bilingual program for all students. In successful two-way programs, both language groups stay together throughout the school day, serving as peer tutors for each other. After five or six years, English learners can demonstrate English and native-language proficiency and outperform monolingual students on academic tests. (13 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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