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Learning in two languages: Spanish‐English immersion in U.S. public schools

April Linton (Office of Population Research, Princeton University and Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

Observes that, in some public schools in the USA, dual language instead of English only is being promoted as a plus and not the drawback it was once seen to be. Stresses there is still opposition to dual language or other languages being used in the US. Reckons that educated parents are the likeliest to seek dual‐language education for their children. Uses tables and figures to show the dual language options and variances. Concludes that there is potential for two‐way immersion to expand.

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Citation

Linton, A. (2004), "Learning in two languages: Spanish‐English immersion in U.S. public schools", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 24 No. 7/8, pp. 46-74. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330410791019

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