Theory, Rationale and Evidence Base for MTB-MLE (CIES 2016)
Dr. Agatha J. van Ginkel discusses the theory, rationale, and evidence base for MTB-MLE. She shares an overview of the advantages and benefits - at the learner, education system, and community levels - associated with appropriate use of language for education provision. She introduces the various approaches to bilingual education, including the immersion, transitional early exist, transitional late exit, and additive models, and highlight key factors to consider when selecting the model for a specific context, drawing from recent empirical evidence. She provides key short, medium, and long-term recommendations and steps for planning for effective language use in education.
Agatha J. van Ginkel, PhD
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