Is two-way immersion education associated with social and intercultural benefits? This book examines social and intercultural benefits of bilingual or two-way immersion (TWI) schooling in
Staatliche Europa-Schule Berlin (SESB). The author uses quantitative methods to compare
SESB with mainstream education and identifies a series of statistically significant differences between the two. These findings contribute to the well-structured argument that
SESB programmes can play a role in promoting social integration and group cohesiveness within schools and potentially in the wider society. The author also makes a number of recommendations for stakeholders and policymakers, and suggests that
SESB may indeed serve as a useful model for other multilingual areas of Europe.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 386 pp., num. tables and graphs
Contents: Social and intercultural benefits of two-way immersion (TWI) education – Peace-linguistic examination of Staatliche
Europa-Schule Berlin – Summary of TWI research in Germany – Quantitative design with control group (n=603) – Discussion
of findings from Germany and the USA in a European Dimension – Recommendations for stakeholders.