Dual Language Public Schools: Policy, Practice, & Implications for Research

Presented by Berman Jewish Policy Archive

How do dual language public schools advance the cultural horizons of their students and work for a healthier society at large? These schools engage the interest and concerns of numerous stakeholders, among them: educators, parents, scholars, and ethnic/religious communities. Can they, do they and should they serve as vehicles for cultural preservation and identity transmission?

Join a diverse group of scholars and practitioners as we discuss:

--Major objectives of dual language public schools, both in terms of the student and the larger society.

--The major objections to dual language public schools and impediments to their growth and success.

--Creating a research agenda to advance the discourse on the dialectic above.

The discussion will take place from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM with a reception to follow.