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A Two-Way Bilingual Program: Promise, Practice, and Precautions

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In spite of political pressure, bilingualism is emerging as a strategy for improving the academic achievement of all students. Two-way bilingual or dual-language programs integrate language-minority and language-majority students for instruction in two languages. Site-based decision making has enabled schools in cities that border with Mexico to implement two-way bilingual programs in which minority and majority students can become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.

  • Author/Creator: Calderon, Margarita, Carreon, Argelia Corp Author Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk Baltimore M. D.
  • Date Published: 09-00
  • Year: 2000

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