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Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs

A Step-by-Step Guide for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents

There is a strong need for comprehensive instruction for English-language learners that also develops genuine bilingualism among children of all backgrounds. Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs provides essential elements to help your students gain literacy in two languages, increase cross-cultural understanding, and meet high levels of achievement in all core academic areas.

This excellent resource provides school administrators, teachers, and parents with the basic knowledge necessary for planning and implementing an effective two-way bilingual program by:

  • Promoting native-language literacy skills and balanced bilingualism
  • Providing a standards-based education while promoting proficiency in two languages
  • Helping all students gain cognitive and linguistic benefits from academic tasks that call for creativity and problem solving

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780761945666
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2003
  • Page Count: 264
  • Publication date: January 23, 2003

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"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."
Robert Slavin, Co-Director
Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk
Johns Hopkins University

"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."
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

"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."
Ana Maria Olezza, Director of Bilingual Programs
Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut

"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 a school or district's systemic reform."
Anthony Amato, Superintendent
Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut

Use dual-language instruction to promote literacy in two languages!

How can you provide a bilingual learning experience that includes high levels of achievement for both English-language learners and English-dominant students? What can you do to include all students in the adventure of learning a new language? Two-way bilingual education helps children maintain their cultural language as well as learn a new language—an invaluable skill in an increasingly integrated world.

Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs provides essential elements to help your students gain literacy in two languages, increase cross-cultural understanding, and meet high levels of achievement in all core academic areas.

This excellent resource provides school administrators, teachers, and parents with the basic knowledge necessary for planning and implementing an effective two-way bilingual program by:

  • Promoting native-language literacy skills and balanced bilingualism
  • Providing a standards-based education while promoting proficiency in two languages
  • Helping all students gain cognitive and linguistic benefits from academic tasks that call for creativity and problem solving

This indispensable handbook also includes strategies for building learning communities for dual-language teachers, professional development plans that meet the specific needs of dual-language programs, and tips for involving parents.

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Key features

  • Unlike the competition, this book includes valuable instructional strategies
  • A hands-on, step-by-step guide
  • Contains information on model programs, professional development ideas, and tips for parent involvement
  • Comprehensive
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Margarita Espino Calderón

Dr. Margarita Espino Calderón is Professor Emerita/Senior Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University. She has worked on numerous research and development projects focusing on reading for English learners funded by the U.S.D.O.E Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Labor, and collaborated with Harvard and the Center for Applied Linguistics on a longitudinal study funded by the NICHD.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York funded her five-year empirical study to develop Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners (ExC-ELL), a comprehensive professional development model for math, science, social studies, language arts, ESL and SPED teachers that integrates language, literacy and content. She also developed two other effective evidence-based programs: Reading Instructional Goals for Older Readers (RIGOR) for Newcomers with Interrupted Formal Education. Additionally, the Bilingual Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (BCIRC) program was developed for dual language instruction and is listed in the What Works Clearinghouse.

Margarita collaborated with George Washington University on a Title III five-year grant to implement and further study A Whole-School Approach to Professional Development with ExC-ELL in Virginia school districts.

She is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights. She serves and has served on national language and literacy research panels. Margarita is also President/CEO of Margarita Calderón and Associates, Inc. Dr. Calderón and her team of 10 Associates conduct ExC-ELL comprehensive multi-year professional development and on-site coaching in schools, districts, state-wide and international Institutes. She has over 100 publications on language and literacy for ELs.

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Liliana Minaya-Rowe

Liliana Minaya-Rowe is bilingual training coordinator at the Hartford Public Schools, where she works in professional development plans and practices for two-way immersion, bilingual, and ESL programs; effective first and second language instruction; teachers’ learning communities; and parent/family involvement practices. Minaya-Rowe is also professor emeritus of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests, publications, and teaching include teacher education, literacy, bilingual program development and implementation, and discourse analysis of bilinguals. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Education. Minaya-Rowe’s 80+ publications include journal articles, books, chapters, teacher’s manuals, and guidebooks.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert E. Slavin

Preface

About the Authors

Part I: Starting Two-Way Bilingual Programs


1. Why Two-Way Bilingual Programs?

2. Planning and Designing Two-Way Bilingual Programs

3. Comprehensive Curriculum Models

4. Case Study: The Alicia R. Chacon International School

Part II: Implementing Effective Instruction


5. Instructional Techniques and Activities for Second-Language Learners

6. Effective and Replicable Literacy Models

7. Using Writing to Promote Reading and Oral Language Development

8. Assessing Second-Language Learners

Part III: Involving Teachers and Parents


9. Staff Development and Teacher Learning Communities

10. Reaching Out to Parents

11. Evaluation and Research

Resource A: Resources for Two-Way Bilingual Programs

Resource B: List of Acronyms

References

Index

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