Education and Achievement: A Focus on Latino "Immigrant" Children

December 30, 2010

The high number of English language learners  has brought a change in
the demographics of public schools and a need to account for the
educational experiences of these students, both linguistically and
academically. A comprehensive English language development program that
facilitates English language acquisition has never been comprehensively
articulated and evaluated. This paper argues that robust and rigorous
research could be highly useful for policy and education practice
modifications. The expanded utilization of dual-language programs is a
hopeful sign of that possibility as they offer an alternative with solid
empirical evidence for success in selected populations and specific
conditions.


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