Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs
A Step-by-Step Guide for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents
- Margarita Espino Calderon
- Liliana Minaya-Rowe - University of Connecticut, USA
Bilingual/EAL Learners | School Change, Reform, & Restructuring | Teaching Diverse Students
`Margarita Espino Calderón and Liliana Minaya-Rowe have done an excellent job of presenting relevant research along with practical examples and suggestions, all in a highly readable and user-friendly format. This volume is an indispensable tool for teachers, administrators, and parents involved with dual language programmes' - Liz Howard, Research Associate Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
`This book is an excellent resource for educators interested in developing bilingual capacity in American school children' - Diane August, Director, National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth
Dual Immersion programmes (or two-way bilingual programes are a hot topic in bilingual education. In a dual immersion programme, half the students speak English and half the students are non-English speakers. Research indicates that this is a very effective programme for increasing the achievement levels of all students. Many organizations that oppose bilingual education are in favor of dual-immersion programmes. In this book, the authors illustrate how to provide school administrators, teachers and parents with basic knowledge needed for planning and implementing an effective two-way bilingual programme.
"This book is certain to be an indispensable guide to planning and practice in dual language schools. It is practical, down-to-earth, and firmly based in broad experience and research."
"This book is an excellent resource for educators interested in developing bilingual capacity in American school children."
"Calderón and Minaya-Rowe have done an excellent job of presenting relevant research along with practical examples and suggestions, all in a highly readable and user-friendly format. This volume is an indispensable tool for teachers, administrators, and parents involved with dual language programs."
"A comprehensive compendium of dual language program implementation strategies and examples. An indispensable how-to book for school level administrators, teacher trainers, teachers, and parents. Calderon and Minaya-Rowe have been able to draw upon their vast experience in dual language implementation to present a complete picture of the most important components of successful programs."
"This practical book can be used as a tool to transform schools into dual-language programs that focus on the improvement of school performance and language enrichment. It is written in a very pragmatic style and provides insights and frameworks supporting school or district’s systemic reform."
“A technical, yet read-friendly book that teachers, administrators, community persons, and teacher educators will receive with great enthusiasm because of its clarity and usefulness.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Moving Toward Two-Way Bilingual Programs