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ERIC Number: EJ947051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Latino Children Attending a Two-Way Immersion Program in the United States: A Comparative Case Analysis
Lopez, Lisa M.; Tapanes, Vanessa
Bilingual Research Journal, v34 n2 p142-160 2011
Research on two-way immersion programs has empirically investigated the success of such programs on children's dual-language development. The present study focuses on the language abilities of Latino children attending a Spanish-English differentiated two-way immersion program in the United States. Family dynamics relating to placement in this program is investigated using mixed methods. Parents identified six factors for placing their child in this program. Children experienced growth in their language abilities in English and/or Spanish as they completed the first 2 years of the program. These findings provide a better understanding of Latino children enrolled in dual-language programs. (Contains 5 footnotes, 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Language Proficiency Battery