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Conversation with Ellen Bialystok – Bilingual Education for Young Children: Review of the Effects and Consequences
May 19 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pmFREE
Join us on Saturday, May 19 for a special conversation with world-renown cognitive psychologist Ellen Bialystok entitled “Bilingual Education for Young Children: Review of the Effects and Consequences.”
Bilingual education has been an educational option in many countries for over 50 years but it remains controversial, especially in terms of its appropriateness for all children. This conversation will examine research evaluating the outcomes of bilingual education for language and literacy levels, academic achievement, and suitability for children with special challenges. The focus is on early education and the emphasis is on American contexts. Special attention is paid to factors such as socioeconomic status that are often confounded with the outcomes of bilingual education.
An expert in cognitive psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a pioneer in bilingualism, Dr. Bialystok has been working on bilingualism for nearly 40 years and uses many methods, ranging from psychology to behavioral sciences and modern imagery, to support and deepen her research.
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