Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 050 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Bernard Spolsky, Mila Schwartz, Victor Moin, Argelia Buitrago Hermenet, Robert Cooper, Susan H. Alexander, Updating School Board Policies, James Crawford, Cheryl A. Utley, and Isabel Schon.

Updating School Board Policies (1975). Our American Schools: What's 'Spoken Here' May Not Be English. Describes some bilingual education programs in operation in urban and rural areas of this country. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Citizen Participation, Elementary Secondary Education

Schwartz, Mila; Moin, Victor; Leikin, Mark (2011). Parents' Discourses about Language Strategies for Their Children's Preschool Bilingual Development, Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education. The study focused on immigrant parents' discourses about strategies for their children's preschool bilingual development and education. The article investigated how immigrant parents described and explained these strategies. The study was based on semi-structured interviews with 4 families. The 8 parents were Russian-speaking immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Analysis of the data showed that all the parents desired their children to maintain the heritage language and to acquire the host language. At the same time, they were realistically skeptical of achieving balanced bilingualism in their children's language development. Nevertheless, most reported clearly elaborated intervention plans to support the children's balanced bilingualism. The regulation of language interaction with the child at home occupied a central place in parents' strategies for their children's bilingual development; however, some chose bilingual kindergarten for their children, whereas others chose monolingual programs. To explain and justify this choice, parents adduced different motives and representations about trajectories of children's bilingual development.   [More]  Descriptors: Interviews, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, Immigrants

Crawford, James (1987). Bilingual Education: Language, Learning and Politics. A Special Report, Education Week. This special supplement to an education newspaper focuses on the status of bilingual education in the United States. Fifteen articles discuss the historical perspective, research needs, programs, and problems. Topics addressed include: the role of immigration in the development of bilingual education; federal bilingual education policy; limited-English-speaking students; the English-only movement; translation of bilingual education research into policy; effectiveness of bilingual education; extralinguistic information; advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism; controversial research; the research practice relationship; Indian bilingual education; and the future of bilingual education. Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Legislation

Creamer, Robert C.; And Others (1977). Simulation: An Alternative Method for Bilingual-Bicultural Education, Contemporary Education. Simulations and games should be investigated as a technique for bicultural-bilingual education programs. Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Educational Games, Simulation

Fiske, Edward B. (1985). One Language or Two? The Controversy over Bilingual Education in America's Schools, The New York Times Magazine. Presents the historical development, current status, and debates about bilingual education. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Second Language Instruction

Hermenet, Argelia Buitrago (1975). Education: A Humanistic Manpower Development Approach to Bilingual-Bicultural Education, La Luz: National Review of La Raza. The article reviews the Massachusetts Bilingual Education Act of 1971.   [More]  Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy

Akkari, Abdeljalil (1998). Bilingual Education: Beyond Linguistic Instrumentalization, Bilingual Research Journal. Examines potential ways to view bilingual education in a more liberatory perspective. Summarizes the global, historical context of bilingual education, and outlines principles and features of six models of formal bilingual education. Discusses how language use in school can empower or disable language minority students. Views bilingualism as a potential cultural tool of critical pedagogy. (Contains 44 references.) Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education

Willig, Ann C. (1985). A Meta-Analysis of Selected Studies on the Effectiveness of Bilingual Education, Review of Educational Research. Meta analysis results were compared with a traditional review of bilingual education program effectiveness. When controlled for methodological inadequacies, participation in bilingual education programs consistently produced differences favoring bilingual education. The methodological inadequacies in the synthesized studies highlights the need for quality bilingual education research. Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research

Today's Education (1975). Action by the 93rd Congress. A discussion of the Bilingual Education Act as passed by Congress is presented.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation

Sommer, Bruce A. (1973). For the Aborigines: A Vernacular Education?, English in Australia. Describes and comments on a proposed bilingual education program for Australian Aboriginal children. Descriptors: Australian Aboriginal Languages, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary School Students

Alexander, Susan H.; Baker, Keith (1994). The Bilingual Education Movement: The Emergence of an Elite in an Exploited Minority Group, Migration World Magazine. Demonstrates the presence of a minority group elite in the contemporary bilingual education movement. The bilingual education program elite insists that students of limited English proficiency be taught exclusively in bilingual education programs and only by certified bilingual teachers even though bilingual education has not been demonstrated to be successful. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Educational History

Utley, Cheryl A. (2011). A Psychometric Investigation of the Multicultural and Special Education Survey: An Exploratory Factor Analysis, Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal. An exploratory factorial analysis of the Multicultural and Special Education Survey (MSES) evaluated the professional development training needs of general and special educators in a midwestern state. Survey items were selected from the culturally and linguistically diverse multicultural, bilingual and special education literature bases (CLD). The MSES was distributed to 403 general and special educators in school districts with an enrollment of (a) less than 10 percent of CLD students and (b) greater than 10 percent of CLD students. The results of the exploratory factor analyses revealed 7 common factors that accounted for 88% of the variability in teacher responses: (a) cultural knowledge, (b) teaching strategies, (c) curriculum and materials, (d) parental communication, (e) monitoring and evaluation, (f) individualized education plan, and (g) community relations. Implications for professional development programs in multicultural and special education are discussed.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Factor Analysis, Community Relations

Spolsky, Bernard, Ed.; Cooper, Robert, Ed. (1977). Frontiers of Bilingual Education. This volume on bilingual education contains the following ten articles: "The Establishment of Language Education Policy in Multilingual Societies," by Bernard Spolsky, "Bilingualism and Bilingual Education-The Ancient World to the Renaissance," by E. Glyn Lewis, "The Sociology of Bilingual Education," by Joshua A. Fishman, "Linguistic Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by J. Donald Bowen, "Psychological Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by Norman Segalowitz, "Bilingual Education: An International Perspective," by Charles A. Ferguson, Catherine Houghton, and Marie H. Wells, "Educational Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by Vera P. John and Ellen Souberman, "Philosophical Perspectives on Bilingual Education," by Theodore Andersson, "The Evaluation of Bilingual Education," by William Francis Mackey, and "Bilingual Education and Language Planning," by Joan Rubin. Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism

Katcher, Sylvia; Schon, Isabel (1981). Bait/Rebait: It Is the Primary Job of American Schools to Teach Students the Language of Their Country which Is, After All, English, English Journal. Two teachers provide contrasting views on whether bilingual education is effective, necessary, or even desirable. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Language of Instruction

Rodriguez, Armando (1970). Education for the Spanish-Speaking: Manana in Motion, Nat Elem Princ. Discusses the potential of bilingual education for Spanish-speaking students. Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Educational Problems, Minority Groups, Spanish Speaking

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