NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ728255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0782
Bilingualism and Biliteracy for All? Unpacking Two-Way Immersion at Second Grade
Wiese, Ann-Marie
Language and Education, v18 n1 p69-92 2004
This study unpacks the inherent tension that arises when any school adopts a particular model for reform--how to mesh a model with the reality of daily life in the classroom. In the field of bilingual education, programme models abound, and the literature reflects a great diversity among them, as well as efforts to evaluate their relative effectiveness. This interpretive, ethnographic study reveals how one particular programme model, two-way immersion, is enacted in the context of Monte Vista Elementary. The study illustrates the tension between the two-way immersion model and implementation at the school site. The staff developed a series of school-wide agreements regarding student placement, outcome goals, and literacy instruction. These agreements shaped the nature of literacy instruction, and for one teacher led to a focus on language of instruction rather than rich, authentic literacy events for all students.
Multilingual Matters, Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall, Victoria Road, Clevedon, UK BS21 7HH. Tel: +44 1275-876519; Fax: +44 1275-871673; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A