Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Bilingual Educational Programs The Prospects of Pilot Programs in Georgia

Multilingual Education Programs Regulation was adopted and the implementation of bilingual educational reform started in Georgia in 2010. The paper presents research results on readiness of non-Georgian schools to implement multilingual educational programs effectively. The research studied the impo...

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Volume: 12
Main Author: Shalva Tabatadze
Format: Journal Article
Language: Chinese, English
Place of publication: 2015
published in: Sino-US English teaching Vol. 12; no. 2; pp. 93 - 109
Data of publication: 2015
ISSN: 1539-8072
1935-9675
EISSN: 1935-9675
Alternate Title: Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Bilingual Educational Programs The Prospects of Pilot Programs in Georgia
Discipline: Languages & Literatures
Bibliography: Georgia, bilingual education, ethnic minorities, bilingual program effectiveness, non-Georgianschools
Multilingual Education Programs Regulation was adopted and the implementation of bilingual educational reform started in Georgia in 2010. The paper presents research results on readiness of non-Georgian schools to implement multilingual educational programs effectively. The research studied the important factors influencing the effectiveness of bilingual educational programs, specifically (1) type of program, (2) human resources of schools and teachers professional development, (3) bilingual education as shared vision for all school stakeholders, and (4) community and parental involvement in designing and implementation of bilingual educational programs. The following research methods were used during the research: (1) quantitative and qualitative content analysis of bilingual educational programs of 26 non-Georgian schools of Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti regions of Georgia, (2) quantitative survey of non-Georgian school principals through questionnaires, and (3) quantitative survey of non-Georgian schools' teachers of different subjective groups through questionnaire. The study revealed that schools are implementing mostly "weak" bilingual educational programs. The schools implementing bilingual educational programs do not have sufficient human resources, bilingual education is not a shared vision for all school stakeholders and parents and community are not actively involved in designing and implementation of the programs.
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