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Bilingual Teaching

Jim Cummins, from the University of Toronto, who has written extensively on bilingual education.
"One of the problems is that in some bilingual programs, there hasn't been a strong enough pedagogical vision. Bilingual education has been seen as a panacea, that all we need to do to resolve problems of underachievement is provide some first language instruction and everything else will take care of itself"

This is a very pertinent point as attention to pedagogy is essential in an authentic and successful bilingual program.

What is your opinion/experience?