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English-Only Immersion Programs: Why Don't They Work?
English-Only Immersion Programs: Why Don't They Work?

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AIR DATE: February 14, 2012

Andrea is 10, and she speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and a dialect of Guatemalan.  At least, that's what she thinks.  Andrea speaks none of those languages fluently, even after years in her school's English-only immersion program.  Why doesn't it work for her?  And what can we do better?  Fronteras reporter Devin Browne spent five years following Andrea, and reports on the ups and downs of an education tactic seen first-hand through a child's eyes.
 
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Devin Browne, KJZZ reporter, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk
Alisa Barba, KJZZ, Ed, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk

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At a public policy level, what meaningful changes could be made to materially improve the sort of problems that Andrea encountered? Thank you, Scott
Scott SwankFeb 10, 2012 10:03:37 AM
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