ERIC Number: EJ724676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 47
Two-Way Immersion Bilingual Programs in Texas
Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Galloway, Martha; Irby, Beverly J.; Rodriguez, Linda; Gomez, Leo
Bilingual Research Journal, v28 n1 p35-54 Spr 2004
This article summarizes the results from the first statewide study of two-way immersion (TWI) programs for English language learners. The survey was conducted electronically with 304 Texas bilingual/English as a Second Language directors in districts that serve English language learners. Data are reported for the following research question: What information can be identified about TWI programs in Texas, specifically: (a) number of districts reporting TWI programs, (b) program types, (c) grade levels served, (d) number of classrooms at each grade level, (e) languages of instruction, (f) distribution of native Spanish and native English speakers, (g) TWI program by regional educational service center, and (h) years of implementation? This article concludes with implications for further research related to TWI programs in Texas and the United States.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Education Service Centers, Spanish, School Districts, Language of Instruction, State Surveys
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Identifiers - Location: Texas