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Title: Two tests of the effectiveness of bilingual education in preschool.(Report)
Author: Andrew M. Ryan
Publication: Journal of Research in Childhood Education (Magazine/Journal)
Date: June 22, 2007
Publisher: Association for Childhood Education International
Volume: 21 Issue: 4 Page: 352(12)
Article Type: Report
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Abstract. Three meta-analytic studies have shown that bilingual education is an effective method for teaching students who are English language learners. However, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of bilingual education in preschool. This study used multiple years of data from the Manchester (New Hampshire) Even Start program and relevant comparison groups to conduct two separate tests of the effectiveness of bilingual education in preschool. The results support the effectiveness of bilingual education in preschool, but only at marginally significant levels of statistical inference. A fixed effects model of literacy outcomes comparing a cohort of students who had received bilingual education in preschool but English-only education in kindergarten with a cohort of students who received English-only education in both...