Massachusetts Association of Bilingual Education (MABE)
The Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education is a professional non-profit organization of individuals whose purpose is to promote bilingualism and multiculturalism as assets that provide cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students. The Director of Advocacy and Extension Activities at MABE is Phyllis Hardy, who is also contributing to the upcoming third edition of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.
Vision: Bilingualism and multiculturalism are assets that provide cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students.
Mission: Identify, promote and disseminate research-based programs and practices that support bilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.
Principles: Bilingualism and multiculturalism requires…
- Explicit policy at the district, state, and regional level.
- Systematic and strategic implementation of instructional methods that promote bilingualism and multiculturalism.
- Preparation of all educators to effectively teach the diverse populations of today and tomorrow.
- Collaboration and networking among educators, families, and communities for student success.
- Development of continuous research that builds and expands on the current knowledge base.