A bilingual education for a monolingual test ? The pressure to prepare for TAKS and its influence on choices for language of instruction in Texas elementary bilingual classrooms

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A tension exists for teachers in Texas bilingual third and fifth grade classrooms between state and local bilingual education policy, which encourages them to transition students gradually from Spanish into English instruction while providing bilingual support; and state and federal accountability policy, which requires them to choose a single language for… (More)

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