Planning Guide for Starting Dual Language Programs

Planning Guide for Starting Dual Language Programs
March 2022
Edmund 'Ted’ Hamann, Theresa Catalano, & Dan Moran

Dual language education refers to schooling in which content is delivered in two languages; many dual language programs propose to be vehicles of social justice and transformation because they allow emergent bilingual learners to access at least 50% of the content in a language they understand well.

The purpose of this Equity Tool is to position various education stakeholders to have a common framework through which to understand the various phases and the tasks in conceptualizing and creating a dual-language program, towards becoming full-fledged, well-supported, institutionalized, and equity-centered.

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