ERIC Number: EJ694530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 57
Bilingual Education within the Context of English-Only Policies: Three Districts' Responses to Question 2 in Massachusetts
de Jong, Ester J.; Gort, Mileidis; Cobb, Casey D.
Educational Policy, v19 n4 p595-620 2005
This article describes three medium-sized districts' responses to the successful passage of an English-only ballot initiative in Massachusetts. Through interviews with bilingual directors and document analysis the study found that programmatic changes as a result of the new law were primarily limited to elementary-level transitional bilingual education programs. Key leaders' detailed knowledge of the law and commitment to bilingual education, and the local context, influenced how the state-mandated policy was translated into practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts