Bilingual & Multicultural Education: Canadian Perspectives by Stan Shapson, V D'Oyley

By Stan Shapson, V D'Oyley

This publication offers a conceptualisation of bilingual (French-English) and multicultural schooling. Its major reasons are to synthesise fresh responses to bilingual and multicultural schooling; to spot the problems bobbing up out of the colleges’ responses to those new demanding situations; and to ascertain destiny instructions for academic coverage.

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At the same time, they acquire significantly higher levels of proficiency in French than do students who have been following the regular English program with core FSL instruction (Adiv & Morcos, 1979; Genesee & Leblanc, 1978; and Genesee & Morcos, 1978). Evaluations of the two-year LI program have focused on the relative effectiveness of this option versus the one-year alternative and versus the early total immersion program. Early versus late immersion results Comparisons between the ETI program and the one-year LI alternative have indicated that ETI students generally achieve higher levels of proficiency in French than do LI students (Cziko, Holobow & Lambert, 1977; Genesee, 1981a; Lapkin, Swain, Kamin & Hanna, 1983).

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