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Dual-language classroom a model for building peace through language

In this article and video from Education Week, native Spanish speakers and native English speakers in San Jose, California, USA learn together resulting in achievements in literacy and family engagement. In addition to the success of language learning, it is interesting to contemplate what role this learning experience might have in building relationships across cultural groups and worldviews. Perhaps this type of language education could be a model for nurturing peacebuilders who can bridge differences in the larger society.

via Momentum Builds for Dual-Language Learning – Education Week.

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Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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