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Archived Content from Conference Held in October 2008 

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Invited Symposium: Bilingualism, Biliteracy, Biculturalism: Recent Research on the Goals of Two-Way Immersion
Saturday, October 18, 1:45 pm, Room: Great River Ballroom II & III 
Donna Christian, Center for Applied Linguistics
Ester de Jong, University of Florida
Kathy Escamilla, University of Colorado 
Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, San Jose State University

This symposium features three reports, the first focused on students in grades 1-3, the second on intermediate level students (grades 3-7) and the third on secondary students (grades 6-12), on recent investigations of the generally-accepted goals of two-way immersion education: bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism for all students.

Session Handouts (in PDF): Lindholm-Leary PowerPoint    Escamilla PowerPoint    de Jong PowerPoint       

Symposium: Immersion Teacher Education Features and Challenges: Four Western Canadian Perspectives
Saturday, October 18, 1:45 pm, Room: Governors IV 
Lace Marie Brogden, University of Regina
Gestny Ewart, Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface
Lucille Mandin, University of Alberta
Sylvie Roy, University of Calgary

This symposium presents program attributes and challenges of immersion teacher preparation in four Western Canadian universities. Inviting participants to discuss challenges and possibilities, we look to generate thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation about sociopolitical contexts of both teacher preparation programs and K-12 immersion classrooms where preservice candidates will ultimately teach.


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