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Titel

Proud to be tvmbo. Teachers’ and students’ opinions about good practice in bilingual junior secondary vocational education (tweetalig vmbo)

Auteur(s)

R. Tanner & R. de Graaff

Aanvrager

Anna van Rijncollege

Instelling en jaar

Utrecht. Centre for Teaching and Learning, Utrecht University, 2011

ISBN

978-90-393-5566-4

Onderwijssector

Voortgezet onderwijs


Samenvatting
Teaching in bilingual junior secondary vocational education or bilingual tvmbo is special. This research project aims to look at good practice in tvmbo and is written for schools which have just started or which are considering starting a tvmbo. After an initial literature survey, interviews, observations and online surveys were used to fi nd out what teachers, bilingual coordinators and students in tvmbo consider to be good practice. From our literature study we see that bilingual education can be suitable for vmbo students, under certain circumstances. We can predict that their academic performance in English will probably be better than their peers in regular vmbo and that their academic performance in Dutch will probably not be negatively affected. However, schools need to pay close attention to both Dutch and English language development and to the development of their teachers as language teachers. Our study showed that there are different reasons why students choose tvmbo and that it is motivating for both tvmbo students and their teachers. Moreover, there are many advantages of CLIL (content and language integrated learning) for bilingual tvmbo. We discovered that there are many classroom strategies which are relevant for tvmbo students Particularly relevant are a cross-curricular approach, effective collaboration between subject and language teachers and a relevant internationalization programme. This report also provides recommendations for school policy for tvmbo, for European and international orientation (EIO), for teachers in the classroom, for in-service training and for further research. The study shows that bilingual vmbo is very feasible, that it motivates students and improves their self-image. It has also revealed some useful teaching and learning strategies and described good practice for tvmbo, for EIO and for in-service training.

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