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ERIC Number: EJ724697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Weighing the Evidence: A Meta-Analysis of Bilingual Education in Arizona
Rolstad, Kellie; Mahoney, Kate S.; Glass, Gene V.
Bilingual Research Journal, v29 n1 p43-67 Spr 2005
This article reviews the current policy context in the state of Arizona for program options for English language learners and produces a meta-analysis of studies on the effectiveness of bilingual education that have been conducted in the state in or after 1985. The study presents an analysis of a sample of evaluation studies (N = 4), which demonstrates a positive effect for bilingual education on all measures, both in English and the native language of English language learners, when compared to English-only instructional alternatives. We conclude that current state policy is at odds with the best synthesis of the empirical evidence, and we recommend that current policy mandating English-only and forbidding bilingual education be abandoned in favor of program choices made at the level of the local community. (Contains 6 tables.)
National Association for Bilingual Education, 1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-898-1829; Fax: 202-789-2866; e-mail: nabe@nabe.org; Web site: http://www.nabe.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona