Issues of Bilingual Education in Quebec's English-language Schools
The percentage of Quebec’s population with French-English bilingual skills has steadily increased over the past decades, and this is the case for all Quebecers, regardless of language background (Turcotte, 2019). Quebec Anglophone youth, however, are the most bilingual, and become bilingual at a younger age than Francophone or Allophone youth. The explanation is simple: Quebec’s English-speaking parents have been able to rely on schools to develop their children’s bilingual skills, thanks to French immersion and other enriched French-secondlanguage programs (Lamarre, 1997, 2007, 2012; Magnan et al., 2018), and in some cases by crossing over to the French sector (Laperrière & Lamarre, 2006).
Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN)
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Parallel title: Education Research Brief no. 6
Ciamarra, Nadine, Patricia Lamarre, Patrick Donovan, and Lorraine O’Donnell. Issues of Bilingual Education in Quebec’s English-Language Schools. Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN), 2021.
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