Analyzing Bilingual Teaching and Learning in Madrid, Spain: A Fulbright Scholar Collaborative Research Project

  • Linda Gerena York College, City University of New York
  • Dolores Ramírez-Verdugo Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Keywords: ALTBE, conceptual framework, best practices, bilingual programs, CLIL, perceptions and attitudes, Fulbright scholar collaboration, research surveys and protocols

Abstract

This study was carried out as an international cooperative research project supported by a Fulbright Scholar award to investigate attitudes and perceptions towards bilingual education, and to extract key findings on effective pedagogy in bilingual schools in the Region of Madrid, where expansion of bilingual programs has been rapidly increasing. The study sought to identify the attitudes of teachers, language assistants and students towards bilingualism and bilingual program development. It was also interested in identifying effective classroom practices and strategies for effective teaching in bilingual contexts. The results obtained reveal key findings and possible implications that should be taken into consideration in order to facilitate the future development and consolidation of bilingual programs that promote educational excellence.
Published
2014-06-27
How to Cite
Gerena, L., & Ramírez-Verdugo, D. (2014). Analyzing Bilingual Teaching and Learning in Madrid, Spain: A Fulbright Scholar Collaborative Research Project. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, (8), 118-136. https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.117
Section
Research Articles

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