Policies and Practices
Edited By Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges and Jean-Jacques Weber
Early bilingual education in Alsace: The one language/one teacher policy in question
The chapter looks at the one language/one person policy as it is implemented in the bilingual education model in Alsace, France. Building on previous research regarding the monoglossic ideology of many bilingual programs, we argue for a different bilingual policy in early childhood education. Our study is based on one bilingual kindergarten class in an école maternelle in the vicinity of Strasbourg.