TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #31: Guiding Principles second edition now available in print! (12/6/2007)


Guiding Principles, Second Edition


CAL is very pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. This update to the original 2005 publication includes a literature review by Kathryn J. Lindholm-Leary. For those who are familiar with the first (draft) edition, there are no substantive changes to the principles themselves, but the text has been edited and clarified.


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.


You can download the document at The Guiding Principles is also available for purchase as a bound, paper document for ease of reference from (124 pages, $16.00).


Two-Way Immersion Web Site Revamped!


When you visit the Guiding Principles Web page, you will notice that CAL’s Two-Way Immersion home page ( has been reset to match the new CAL Web site. The revamped TWI site features improved navigation and some additional features, including past issues of the TWI Bulletin and descriptions of the professional development and technical assistance services CAL offers to dual language programs. If you have any suggestions about the Web site, please contact webmaster Julie Sugarman at


Pathways to Multilingualism to be Published in January


Multilingual Matters will publish Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education in January 2008. The volume includes a chapter on two-way immersion written by CAL colleague Liz Howard (with Kathryn Lindholm-Leary) and an introduction by CAL president Donna Christian. Other chapters on one-way, two-way, and indigenous immersion focus on immersion pedagogy, language development, and the social context of immersion programs.


You can pre-order your copy of the book at Multilingual Matters’ Web site: (248 pages, $39.96).


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