Title

The Role of Dual Language and English as a Second Language: Programs as Policy and Pedagogy

Date

5-26-2016 11:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 11:15 AM

Location

HSS 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Maureen Dolan

Abstract

Why does our educational system continue funding the ESL program for Latino language minority students when it has been unsuccessful in aiding academic success? We propose the implementation of a dual language program as an alternative to the current ESL programs found in high schools today. A qualitative study was conducted in Amity High School and North Salem High School where both ESL programs were analyzed as well as North High School's dual language program. The dual language program demonstrated that Latino students had a much greater chance of being academically successful than students from both ESL programs.

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May 26th, 11:00 AM May 26th, 11:15 AM

The Role of Dual Language and English as a Second Language: Programs as Policy and Pedagogy

HSS 235

Why does our educational system continue funding the ESL program for Latino language minority students when it has been unsuccessful in aiding academic success? We propose the implementation of a dual language program as an alternative to the current ESL programs found in high schools today. A qualitative study was conducted in Amity High School and North Salem High School where both ESL programs were analyzed as well as North High School's dual language program. The dual language program demonstrated that Latino students had a much greater chance of being academically successful than students from both ESL programs.