TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #3: Implementing Two-Way Immersion in Secondary Schools (4/24/2000)


Implementing Two-Way Immersion Programs in Secondary Schools by Christopher Montone & Michael Loeb (2000) is now available from the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, & Excellence. This Educational Practice Report offers practical advice for two-way immersion programs considering expansion into middle school and high school. It includes an overview of likely challenges, options for meeting these challenges based on the experiences of established secondary programs, and portraits of seven articulated programs.

The following issues are discussed in detail: program planning, language distribution and allocation, student participation and motivation, attrition and late-entries, curriculum and materials, scheduling, staffing, transportation, and parental involvement.