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ERIC Number: EJ762727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4508
Nuestros Amigos
Sheriff, Stephanie
Teaching Pre K-8, v37 n7 p46-47 Apr 2007
In this article, the author talks about a dual language program in a New York City public school, "Nuestros Amigos". This program's goal is for the school's African American and Hispanic students to develop proficiency in both English and Spanish as prescribed in New York State and City English Language Arts and Native Language Arts Curriculum and Standards. To help students reach these goals, they are immersed equally in both languages in all curriculum areas starting in kindergarten. The program follows the 50:50 Roller Coaster Model. Students spend half of each day learning in English and half of each day learning in Spanish. Two teachers provide instruction in two languages, one only in English and one only in Spanish. The students are linguistically mixed for all instruction. This program represents one of the most promising teaching initiatives available. Students are succeeding and exceeding academic expectations, and teachers know that they are gaining the skills necessary to achieve in today's global society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York