Dual Language Research Information

We use a variety of research to help us refine and improve our program. We hope you find the following information to be useful and helpful to understand our program model. Following is a short bibliography of books that provide us with foundational expert research:
  • Dual Language Education, by: Kathryn Lindholm-Leary
  • Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs, by: Margarita Espino Calderón and Liliana Minaya-Rowe
  • Dual Language Development and Disorders, by: Fred Genessee, Johanne Paradis, Marth Crago
  • The English-Spanish Connection, by: Eleanor Thonis, PhD

Dr. Kathryn Lindholm-Leary: Program Evaluator/Advisor

Dr. Kathryn Lindholm-Leary is a highly respected, researcher who has been studying Dual Language Programs across the nation for the past 30 years. She has provided a document that reviews Dual Language research and best practices. This document was written to serve as a background and companion for the document Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, which is intended to help guide Dual Language Programs with planning and ongoing implementation. These principles are based in large part on the Dual Language Program Standards developed by Dual Language Education of New Mexico (www.duallanguagenm.org). The companion Guiding Principles document can be found at www.cal.org

Dr. Kathryn Lindholm-Leary has also written an article entitled, "The Rich Promise of Dual Language Education" which was published in a publication entitled Educational Leadership. The article reports on the benefits of Dual Language Programs. Click here to review "The Rich Promise..."

Please visit this page frequently as we will continue to add expert research throughout our school year.

If you have questions about our program, e-mail the program coordinator: Maritza Maldonado at mmaldonado@powayusd.com

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