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Educating children in two languages : a multiple-case study of dual language instruction in the United States and Japan

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Title: Educating children in two languages : a multiple-case study of dual language instruction in the United States and Japan
Authors: Fukayama, Sharon Keiko
Keywords: dual-language programs
Issue Date: Aug 2012
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [August 2012]
Abstract: The current study examines English, Japanese dual language programs and how schools integrate language, culture, and environment in enhancing student learning among private, elite, early aged children. Two schools in Japan and one school in the United States made up the three case students in this cross-case analysis. By analyzing the data collected over a period of nearly 600 hours of classroom observations, and interviews with the subjects as well as reviewing documents, this study showed that student learning was enhanced through the birth and cultivation of a new, hybrid culture, the use of code-switching initiated by the students, and the influence that a native speaker of each language brought on a class-level scale. The results of this study add to the literature and research on early English, Japanese dual language education and the necessary components needed for optimal learning.
Description: Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/100956
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