Raise a child, not a test score: Perspectives on bilingual education at davis bilingual magnet school

Patrick H. Smith, Elizabeth Arnot-Hopffer, Catherine M. Carmichael, Ellen Murphy, Anna Valle, Norma E Gonzalez, Angélica Poveda

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Abstract

This article describes a highly successful bilingual education program at Davis Bilingual Magnet School in Tucson, Arizona. After two decades of bilingual schooling in which children of all language backgrounds study content via both Spanish and English, Davis has developed strong community support through special attention to additive bilingualism/biliteracy and by creating a challenging and nurturing learning environment. By examining the school’s long-term success from the perspectives of teachers, families, and dual language immersion students themselves, the study highlights successful bilingual schooling in a manner that acknowledges but goes beyond performance on standardized tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-121
Number of pages19
JournalBilingual Research Journal
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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