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ERIC Number: EJ914863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Improving Bilingual Service Delivery in Catholic Schools through Two-Way Immersion
Scanlan, Martin; Zehrbach, Gareth
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v14 n1 p67-93 Sep 2010
Catholic elementary schools underserve Latino students, especially those who are bilingual. This paper presents a conceptual argument for Catholic elementary schools to improve this by pursuing the two-way immersion model of bilingual service delivery in Spanish and English. The argument is presented in three stages. First, we show that Catholic elementary schools underserve Latino families in general, and bilingual Latino students with limited proficiency in English in particular. Next, we present evidence from research literature and a case study that the two-way immersion approach to bilingual service delivery is philosophically and functionally well suited for Catholic schooling. We conclude by suggesting the implications of this argument for Catholic as well as other private sector schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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