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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Bilingual Education

Bilingual education in the United States and Bilingual education in Canada have two very different definitions and objectives. In the United States, regardless of the instructional approach used, the main purpose for all Bilingual education programs is for students to become proficient in English (Becoming a Teacher, 2010). In Canada however, Bilingual education is defined as a program where English and French are both used as languages of instruction. Its purpose is to protect, enhance and transmit the French language and culture (Ministry of Education, 2011). In recent years, there has been numerous amounts of research conducted focusing on the effects of Blingual education on academic achievement in the United States compared to Canada. Although more research still needs to be done, it is possible that the Bilingual education approach used in Canada may have a greater effect on academic achievement than the approach used by the United States.

Presenter: Melanie Masterson (Niagara University) --
Topic: Education - Panel
Location: 101 Edwards
Time: 10:30 am (Session II)