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Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Committee Member

James Crawford

Number of Pages



Dual language education programs are gaining momentum throughout the United States as exemplary means of educating both language minority and language majority students. There is considerable evidence that learning through the native language has many advantages for language minority students. Specifically, it allows them to gain important content knowledge in their native language that will make the English they encounter more comprehensible as they enhance their overall cognitive and social development. Additionally, dual language education facilitates the development of both basic and advanced literacy in two languages for language majority students; Research results demonstrate that dual language education programs can be very successful. However, in many cases dual language programs are initiated too quickly without the implementation of the key features identified in this study necessary for program success. This study addresses the practical application of the key features found in dual language programs, and links them to the academic success of students participating in this type of program.


Comparison; Dual-language Programs; English; Language; Learning; Programs; Second; Second Language; Some; Spanish; Texas

Controlled Subject

Education, Elementary; Education, bilingual

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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