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Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education 21st Annual Conference 2013

June 19-22, 2013
San Diego, CA
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Opening Session Keynote Address
Presenter: Donna Christian
June 19, 2013, 5:30 pm

“Coming of Age”: The Role of Policy Contexts in the Development of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion
As educators work to establish or develop dual language programs, they must take into account local conditions, our current knowledge base, and a set of external policy contexts that expand or limit the possibilities for the programs. Because the programs are language-focused, they are subject to both education and language policies, at every level of government, from local to national. Further, the policies come in many forms – laws, regulations, budget appropriations, and judicial decisions, among others. This presentation will examine the interaction between various policy contexts and the implementation of two-way bilingual immersion education and discuss implications for program planning and advocacy.


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