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ADOPT GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN DISTRICTS WITH DUAL IMMERSION AND BILITERACY PROGRAMS

WHEREAS, at the California Federation of Teachers' 2011 convention, a resolution was passed in support of high-level dual immersion and biliteracy programs as "research-based highly effective method[s] of meeting the academic needs of both language majority and language minority students"; and

WHEREAS, high-level dual immersion and biliteracy programs cannot be effectively designed, implemented, monitored and evaluated without a tool to consistently do so; and

WHEREAS, the use of guiding principles can best direct quality program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation:

RESOLVED, that the AFT will dedicate efforts to researching, promoting and disseminating this information within the AFT among educators about research and best practice in order to increase awareness of the needs of high-quality dual immersion and biliteracy programs.


(2012)