Study: English-only instruction no better than bilingual programs

02/22/2006 | San Francisco Chronicle

A five-year study of English-immersion and bilingual instruction in California has found that neither approach was superior to the other in boosting English-learners' proficiency in English and in other academic subjects. Authors of the state-commissioned research found that English-learners had improved since the 1998 passage of a measure that mandates bilingual instruction, but their gains matched those of all California students as a whole.

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