Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
Prepared by the Center for Applied Linguistics
with support from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition at The George Washington University
The Guiding Principles is now available in its second edition!
The Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education was developed as a tool to help dual language programs (two-way immersion, heritage language, foreign language immersion, or developmental bilingual programs) with planning and ongoing implementation. Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles address program issues in seven strands: Assessment and Accountability, Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Quality and Professional Development, Program Structure, Family and Community, and Support and Resources.
The guiding principles were based on the Framework of Best Practices for New Mexico Dual Language Programs developed by Dual Language Education of New Mexico and were adapted by a national panel of dual language experts and reviewers.
The second edition includes Kathryn J. Lindholm-Leary's literature review, Effective Features of Dual Language Education Programs: A Review of Research and Best Practice.
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Educators, researchers, and the general public may make single or multiple copies of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.
Suggested APA citation:
Howard, E. R., Sugarman, J., Christian, D., Lindholm-Leary, K. J., & Rogers, D. (2007). Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.