Graduate Project Title
Dual Language Education in the Elementary Grades: What Are Some Constraints or Limitations of Dual Language in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
This study examined the dual language model of bilingual education available to students at Pioneer Elementary in Sunnyside, Washington. There are a variety of bilingual education, Spanish and English, programs currently used throughout the United States. The effectiveness of student's academic success is based on the bilingual education program they participate in, which has been a long-standing debated topic. Recently new and innovative bilingual education programs such as dual-language models have been introduced and implemented into many classrooms. There is significant scholarly debate regarding the efficacy of dual language education programs. It is possible that the debate is centered on the fact that when implementing bilingual programs the strengths and weaknesses of the models are exposed, as in all facets of education. This study explored one school's consistency and fidelity to the dual-language model used at Pioneer Elementary and some consequences that resulted from the implementation of the program.
Alvarez, Anna, "Dual Language Education in the Elementary Grades: What Are Some Constraints or Limitations of Dual Language in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade." (2009). All Graduate Projects. 108.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Methods Commons