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Seventy-eight Filipino parents were surveyed on their opinions about bilingualism, the underlying principles of bilingual education, and placement of students in instructional programs that include a native language component. Fifty-two parents were in the comparison group, and twenty-six parents were in the experimental group. Parents in the experimental group received a phone call during which the rationale and objectives of bilingual programs were explained to them. Support for the underlying principles of bilingual education was stronger among the parents in the group. A large number of the parents had never received any information about programs that included a native language instruction component.

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Ramos, F. (2003). Filipino Parents’ Opinions About Bilingualism And Bilingual Education Programs: Does Information Affect Support? Pacific Educational Research Journal 12(1), 43-55.