Dual Language SchoolsDismissing Misconceptions on Dual Language Programs: January Book of the Month: Why Dual Language Schooling by Virginia Collier

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Thomas and Collier believes that the book will have an appeal towards all readers, as it is written in a way that everyone can understand that matter and messages of the book. A big takeaway that the two authors hope families can grapple with is that every group who has received a well-executed, well implemented dual language program has done better than that same group who was in their traditional forms of instruction; the differences between the two performances are incredible.

It's important to [us] that parents understand that whatever group they're child may fall into, that child is going to almost certainly do better in a dual language program that he or she would in even the educational mainstream. Research proves that there is increased and accelerated cognitive development and higher student engagement in students who enroll in a dual immersion program versus a traditional education.

Why Dual Language Schooling hopes to address the concerns of all, especially parents, when choosing an education for their children. Thomas and Collier hope that the informal-yet-professional tone of their book will allow for all readers to understand the benefits and importance of a dual language education for all. Thomas and Collier are very passionate advocates of dual language education, and hope that their new book will lead parents to choose a dual language education for their children.

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