Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 068 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Charles Olstad, Lester S. Golub, Martin Ilivicky, Josue M. Gonzalez, Stephen Krashen, Dagmar Kutsar, Amer Educ, Jane Earle, Washington Congress of the U.S., and Christina Bratt Paulston.

Ilivicky, Martin (1976). Bilingual Education–Politics or Process?, NASSP Bulletin. Describes a bilingual education program that was field tested during the fall 1974 term. Since that time the program has been further tested and refined. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Problems, English (Second Language), Field Studies

Gonzalez, Josue M. (1981). Short Answers to Common Questions about Bilingual Education. Special Report, Agenda. This report answers questions commonly asked about bilingual education in the United States, by persons who may be puzzled and wish to have more information. The questions addressed are: (1) What exactly is bilingual education and why is it so important to Hispanics? (2) Other immigrant groups of the past did not need bilingual education. Why is it needed now? (3) Why not concentrate on learning English by using it as the exclusive language of instruction? (4) Why didn't the U.S. Supreme Court require bilingual education? (5) Doesn't the use of the home language in school become a crutch that can slow down children's transition into English? (6) The rationale for bilingual education seems sound enough, but why does it also have to be bicultural? Why do the schools have to teach anything other than the mainstream American culture? (7) Isn't there a greater danger of segregation in bilingual education than in monolingual education because of the language grouping practices that are used? (8) Why is the research evidence on the effectiveness of bilingual education so inconclusive? It seems uncertain whether bilingual education really "works." (9) Quebec has had major problems with bilingualism. Isn't bilingual education going to create the same problems here?   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship

Welker, Francia M. (1975). What Is Bilingual Bicultural Education?, Thrust for Education Leadership. Article considered the need for bilingual education and discussed some recent history in the development of educational programs and opportunities for Spanish-speaking children. Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs

Lewis, Frederick P. (1975). The Massachusetts Transitional Bilingual Education Act: Two Years After, Inequality in Education. Analyzes the legal, political, and administrative problems in implementing the Massachusetts Transitional Bilingual Education Act which mandates bilingual programs in public schools.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Finance

Krashen, Stephen (1998). Bilingual Education and the Dropout Argument, Discover; n4 Jul 1998. Critics of bilingual education have cited the high Hispanic dropout rate as evidence against bilingual education. Since most bilingual education programs are Spanish-English, it is concluded that bilingual education must be responsible. Research shows some factors predicting dropout rates, including low English language ability, poverty, length of residence in the United States, the print environment, and family factors. The important finding from the research is that when these factors are controlled statistically, the dropout rate among Hispanics is similar to that of other groups. There is no evidence that bilingual education results in higher dropout rates. Because bilingual education programs produce better academic English, bilingual education is a positive influence. Good programs have this effect because they supply subject matter knowledge in the students' primary language, which makes the English the students hear and read more comprehensible. They also provide a rapid route to literacy. Another part of the solution is simple and inexpensive: an improved print environment in school, both in the primary language and in English, through better school and classroom libraries and encouragement of free reading through readalouds, sustained silent reading, and quality literature programs. (Contains 22 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Environment, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate

Paulston, Christina Bratt (1992). Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Bilingual Education. Multilingual Matters 84 Series. This anthology of sociolinguistic/anthropologically-oriented articles on ethnic bilingualism and bilingual education seeks to understand bilingual education outside of the methodological-pedagogical issues involved, that is, from a theory and research, rather than classroom, perspective. Bilingual education is seen as the result of societal factors or as an intervening factor rather than as the cause of certain behaviors in children, especially language minority children. Topics covered include theoretical perspectives, the functional (equilibrium) and conflict paradigms, research methodology and the use of quantitative and qualitative data, problems in comparative analysis in bilingual education, biculturalism, and language planning and bilingual education. A case study from Peru illustrates the importance of contextual factors in interpreting bilingual education. Language maintenance is examined as a mechanism of ethnic boundary maintenance, using a case study of the Swedish Sami, and summaries are offered of the research on bilingual education in the United States and comparison of bilingual education. Issues of language planning are addressed, since bilingual education issues are the result of educational language planning. (Each chapter contains references.) Descriptors: Anthropological Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis

Earle, Jane (1974). Breaking the Barrier to Bilingual Education, Compact. Only 12 States have their own bilingual education programs, and the legislation and funds for these are limited.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy

Olstad, Charles, Ed. (1969). Bilingual Education Commitment and Involvement. Reports. This report consists of papers presented during the 6th annual conference of the Southwest Council for Bilingual Education. Seven papers are included in the report: (1) Community Involvement in Bilingual Programs of Las Cruces Public Schools; (2) Bilingual Education–A Commitment to Community Development; (3) The Commitment of a State Department of Education to Bilingual Education; (4) Organizational Involvement in Educational Change; (5) Involvement of the Indian Community in Planning; Developing and Instituting Educational Programs Relevant to Them; (6) University Commitment to Bilingual Education; (7) An Early Childhood Education Model–A Bilingual Approach. A brief annotation of each of the papers is presented in the introduction to the report. Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Conference Reports

Amer Educ (1969). Projects under the New Bilingual Education Program. A list of bilingual education projects conducted throughout the nation during the 1969-70 school year and funded by the Federal Government is presented. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Programs, Federal Aid, Statistical Data

Goodman, Christie L., Ed. (2008). IDRA Newsletter. Volume 35, No. 3, Intercultural Development Research Association. Each edition of the IDRA Newsletter strives to provide many different perspectives on the issues in education topics discussed and to define its significance in the state and national dialogue. This issue focuses on Curriculum Quality and includes: (1) IDRA's Community of Learners Approach to Instructional Quality: Three Critical Questions that are Rarely Asked in a Curriculum Audit (Abelardo Villarreal and Bradley Scott); (2) Responding to the Need for Bilingual Early Childhood Education Literacy Development: "Semillitas de Aprendizaje" New Curriculum in Development (Abelardo Villarreal, Rosana G. Rodriguez, and Bradley Scott). Newsletter "Plus," IDRA's new web-based supplement to the "IDRA Newsletter" is introduced in the issue. Additional features include: Tools for Action; Highlights of Recent IDRA Activities; Families and Curriculum; and Classnotes Podcast Episodes.   [More]  Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Literacy, Educational Quality

Golub, Lester S. (1977). Evaluation Design and Implementation of a Bilingual Education Program, Grades 1-12. Spanish/English. The design and outcome of a bilingual education program evaluation emphasizing the instructional and attitudinal variables of the bilingual education program presently in operation is described. The purpose of this program evaluation emphasizing needs assessment is to gather base-line data for continued evaluations in the following years. The instruments and procedures are being refined for a follow up evaluation in the Spring of 1977. Other bilingual education programs can adapt this design to their needs.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Educational Innovation

Yaffe, Elaine (1981). Ambiguous Laws Fuel Debate on Bilingual Education, Phi Delta Kappan. An examination of bilingual education in Colorado Springs (Colorado) reveals that the program has become as much a political as an educational issue.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Culture

Kiilo, Tatjana; Kutsar, Dagmar (2012). When Language becomes Power: Russian-Speaking Teachers in the Bilingual General Education System in Estonia, British Journal of Sociology of Education. After the re-establishment of independent Estonian statehood in 1991, Russian lost its privileges as the dominant and official language in Estonia, and Estonian continued as the only official language. This paper attempts to map the position of a Russian-speaking teacher within the sociological categories of power and language, based on the analysis of legislative acts and strategic documents within the domain of language policy and language legitimization practices in historical retrospective. The main focus of the study stresses an attempt to elaborate on to what extent the low self-efficacy of Russian-speaking teachers as the agents of legitimization of the Estonian language in Russian-speaking schools, and their low position in power relations within the Estonian education system, can be explained in the categories of power and language, as conceptualized on the basis of the social theory of Bourdieu.   [More]  Descriptors: Language Planning, Speech Communication, Self Efficacy, Official Languages

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. (1974). Bilingual Education Act; Hearings Before the General Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session. Three bills concerning training teachers for bilingual education programs, qualifications for schools receiving Federal aid for bilingual education, and expansion of programs of bilingual education, teacher training and child development were the subjects of these hearings. The texts of the bills precede the hearing transcripts. Testimony was given by government officials from the Departments of Justice and Health, Education and Welfare, educators, legislators, and other concerned individuals.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers

Montecel, Maria Robledo , Ed.; Goodman, Christie L., Ed. (2001). IDRA Newsletter, 2001, IDRA Newsletter. The 10 issues of IDRA Newsletter published in 2001 focus on education in Texas and on national and statewide educational issues concerning minority, low-income, or bilingual students. Feature articles are: "Challenges and Strategies for Principals of Low-Performing Schools" (Abelardo Villarreal); "Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in Brazil: Valuing Youth across Different Cultures" (Felix Montes); "Once Texas' Lowest Ranking School, Fox Tech High School Wins the National Blue Ribbon" (Rogelio Lopez del Bosque); "The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Opportunities To Learn" (Pam McCollum); "Use of Tests When Making High-Stakes Decisions for Students" (Bradley Scott); "Transitions from Schools to College: Getting There from Here" (Albert Cortez); "Community and Parent Involvement in Education" (Micaela Diaz-Sanchez); "My Magnificent Twenty" (Jose A. Cardenas); "Boosting Our Understanding of Bilingual Education: A Refresher on Philosophy and Models" (Adela Solis); "'Recess' Provides Cognitive, Social and Psychomotor Opportunities for Growth" (Yojani Fatima Hernandez); "Brain Development and Mastery of Language in the Early Childhood Years" (Elaine Shiver); "Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Addressing the Digital Divide" (Linda Cantu); "The Diversity Bookmarks Collection: A Tool for Optimizing Teacher Usage of the Web" (Laura Chris Green); "Enriching Your Classroom through Equitable Technology Integration" (Jack Dieckmann, Abelardo Villarreal); "Transformative Leadership in Latino Communities: A Critical Element in Successful and Sustainable Educational Change" (Rosana G. Rodriguez, Abelardo Villarreal); "Early Childhood Education" (Jose L. Rodriguez); "Successful Bilingual Education Programs: Criteria for Exemplary Practices in Bilingual Education" (Maria Robledo Montecel, Josie Danini Cortez); "Transforming Teachers with FLAIR" (Juanita C. Garcia); "Teacher Shortages: Implications for Reform and Achievement for All Students" (Albert Cortez); "High Expectations, Substandard Results: The 2001 Texas Legislative Session" (Maria Robledo Montecel, Albert Cortez); "Destined To Get an Equitable System of School Funding" (Anna Alicia Romero); "Successful Bilingual Education Programs: 10 Schools Serve as Models" (Maria Robledo Montecel, Josie Danini Cortez); "Texas Study Profiles Successful Bilingual Education Programs" (Oscar M. Cardenas); "Missing: Texas Youth–Cost of School Dropouts Escalates" (Roy L. Johnson); "Successful Bilingual Education Programs: Student Assessment and Outcomes" (Maria Robledo Montecel, Josie Danini Cortez, Albert Cortez); "Successful Bilingual Education Programs: Indicators of Success at the School Level" (Maria Robledo Montecel, Josie Danini Cortez); and "Bullying and Teasing in Elementary School" (Aurora Yanez). (Contains a cumulative index, January-December 2001.)   [More]  Descriptors: Advocacy, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Community Involvement

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