Thesis Title

Benefits of Dual Language Education

Graduation Date

Summer 2009

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form

Print

Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name

Education

Program Director

Madelienne Peters, EdD

Abstract

The focus of this paper examines how dual language education (DLE) programs are valuable. The literature shows that children do much more than just thrive in a dual language environment. According to research, children who are bilingual are cognitively, academically, intellectually, socially and verbally more advantaged than their monolingual peers. This reveals that many parents, teachers and students are in favor of dual language education. Research also illustrates that further work needs to be done to help educators and parents fully understand the benefits of DLE because of the misconceptions that surround it. DLE had the ability to positively change the educational experience of teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

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