Friday, March 28, 2014

Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional programs than English immersion, Stanford research finds

This study compared English proficiency results from dual language programs to results from English immersion programs.    - - Donna Poisl


Like a growing number of school systems across the country, San Francisco Unified School District is tasked with educating increasing rolls of students for whom English is not their first language. In the United States, the school-aged population has grown a modest 10 percent in the last three decades, while the number of children speaking a language other than English at home has soared by 140 percent.

Against this backdrop, researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are examining student performance in various types of English-language learning programs.
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