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What is Monolingual Students

Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty
Students that grow up in the US and English is the main or only language spoken.
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Preparing School Leaders for Dual Language Programs in Rural Settings
Marjorie Campo Ringler (East Carolina University, USA) and Karen D. Jones (East Carolina University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2787-0.ch016
The existing curriculum in public education needs to change to incorporate bilingual and bicultural education to address the needs of the growing Hispanic population that tend to settle in rural communities. Dual language education research indicates that students that are bilingual show higher levels of achievement than their monolingual peers. These programs are not widely implemented in rural regions of eastern North Carolina because school leaders are not aware of the research and benefits. This chapter describes an approach an educational leadership program took to educate practicing administrators about dual language education. The research results led to creation of a professional certificate accessible to administrators in rural regions.
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