Garcia, Lorenz, and Robison (1995) state that "it is a K-12 plan that ultimately convinces parents of the district's full commitment to immersion." The assurance of long-term, well-articulated support from a school district is vital to the successful realization of the goals of an immersion education. Research has demonstrated that the positive effects on both first- and second-language development, overall academic achieve- ment, and cognition increase when students are enrolled in language learning programs over longer periods of time (Cooper 1987; Genesee 1987; Cummins 1978). While the complexity of planning and providing support for a K-12 immersion program can seem overwhelming, the efforts are well worth the time and money. In collaboration with many dedicated professionals, Prince George's County Public Schools have developed a K-12 French immersion program model. It is our hope that in sharing one district's response to the challenge of articula-tion, we might initiate an ongoing dialogue with other immersion programs and encourage them to embrace the articulation challenge, too. -T.F.
Prince George's County Public Schools, a suburban school system next to the nation's capital, has French immersion pro-grams in two elementary schools (K-6), two middle schools (7-8), and one high school (9- 12). The school system is the seventeenth largest school system in the nation, with a variety of foreign language programming, including FLES, FLEX, immersion, and a Spanish dual language program. This article focuses on the immersion program sequence from kindergarten through Grade 12. In planning the K-12 immersion program, it was important for program planners to discuss an instructional plan with a designated committee at least two years in advance of program implemention. The committee included the principal, the key coordinators or planners of immersion, an immersion teacher, and someone who had already developed or implemented a similar program. The Prince George's County Public School Model began by reviewing the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Montgomery County, Maryland, elementary immersion programs. Two of the planners visited one program, talked with teachers, and began an outline for phasing in an immersion program. (Barr-Harrison, 1998) Related Local Literature Argumentative Essay- K to 12 Curriculum
The Republic of the Philippines has been deciding if the K-12 educational system must be implemented or not ever since the year 2011. For the past years, the education here in the Philippines is only offered for ten years, rather than twelve years compared to the other countries especially that of the ASEAN or Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The K-12 system offers a new and updated academic curriculum. The curriculum of the K-12 focuses on many new areas that have not been focused on bye the ten year educational system in the Philippines. The K-12 educational system is an effective solution to enhance the quality of education in the Philippines and helps with the development and growth of our nation. The
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