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By Rebecca D. Freeman

Preferably, dual-language courses let scholars from language backgrounds to turn into bilingual, in achieving academically via languages, and enhance superior intergroup figuring out and relatives. besides the fact that, there's little or no learn that demonstrates how a precise dual-language software features on the neighborhood point. This booklet presents a case learn of dual-language making plans and implementation at Oyster Bilingual tuition, a 'successful' Spanish-English public undemanding tuition application in Washington, DC. the 1st 3 chapters offer very important history for knowing how Oyster's dual-language software interacts with the bigger sociopolitical context of minority schooling within the usa. Chapters 4-10 offer an in depth research of the way the choice academic method at Oyster Bilingual college demanding situations mainstream US academic courses and practices that discriminate opposed to minority scholars. The case learn demonstrates how Oyster's dual-language coverage, multicultural curriculum content material, student-centered association of school room interplay, and performance-based evaluate practices jointly functionality to supply extra possibilities to language minority and language majority scholars than are regularly to be had in mainstream US colleges. instead of watching for language minority scholars to develop into monolingual in regular English and to assimilate to white middle-class norms, Oyster's academic application encourages all scholars to develop into bilingual in Spanish and English and to anticipate, tolerate, and admire linguistic and cultural range in school and in society. This socializing discourse permits language minority and language majority scholars to take part and accomplish kind of both in class. The e-book concludes with a dialogue of implications for study and perform in different tuition and group contexts.

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