The Guiding Principles and the Critical Third Pillar: Socio-Cultural Competence

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Presented at: La Cosecha 2019

In the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education 3rd edition, an emphasis has been placed on the importance of socio-cultural competence for program success. DL Programs serve as fertile ground for the kind of socio-cultural introspection needed in our society today. Participants will look at ways that socio-cultural competence impacts every Guiding Principle strand. Finally, the audience will be encouraged to reflect on the possibility of adding a fourth pillar to move staff, families, communities and students to adopt a more socially critical consciousness.