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A tale of two schools : developing sustainable early foreign language programs

Author: Richard Donato; G Richard Tucker
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2010.
Series: New perspectives on language and education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title documents a 16-year study of two elementary school foreign language programs. With a strong focus on what 'works' and is possible, the authors provide an evaluation of what is necessary to plan, implement and sustain a successful language course.
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Genre/Form: Programmed instructional materials
Programmed instruction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Donato; G Richard Tucker
ISBN: 9781847693105 1847693105 9781847693099 1847693091
OCLC Number: 636919062
Description: vi, 183 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: The Tale of Two SchoolsChapter 2 Program Development and Implementation: A Contrastive StoryChapter 3 A Comprehensive Model of Program EvaluationChapter 4 Documenting Language Program AchievementChapter 5 Documenting Language Program Development: The Views of Parents, Children and their TeachersChapter 6 The Sustainability of Early Language Learning ProgramsChapter 7 Emergent Themes of Successful ProgramsChapter 8 Summary and Conclusions
Series Title: New perspectives on language and education.
Responsibility: Richard Donato and G. Richard Tucker.

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