Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 081 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Clifford J. Brooks, Richard Ruiz, Roland Fischer, Max Galvan, Angela Giordano Evans, Fred Genesee, Dorothy Waggoner, Ellen R. Clark, Robert D. Milk, and J. Michael O'Malley.

Evans, Angela Giordano (1978). Overview of Federal Bilingual Education Programs and Participants. Report No. 78-234-EPW. Major federal bilingual education programs are described, and data are presented to show the nature and extent of bilingual education activities. The report attempts to present the current estimates of the number of limited English-speaking persons who may require bilingual education and some demographic characteristics of these persons. State efforts in programs for the limited English-speaking are briefly summarized, and major court cases relating to bilingual education are listed. The following federally supported programs that contain bilingual education activities are covered: Emergency School Aid, Bilingual Vocational Training, Public Library Services, Right to Read–National Reading Improvement Programs, Special Programs for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Strengthening Developing Institutions Programs, Adult Education, Migrant Education, Follow Through, and Indian Education. Additionally, Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and other legislation are described.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students

Brooks, Clifford J. (1997). Negative, Positive, and Neutral Views of Bilingual Education: A Content Analysis of "Readers' Guide Abstracts" and "Readers' Guide Abstracts Select.". A study investigated the way in which the field of bilingual education was represented in general periodical literature over an eight-year period (1988-1996). Content analysis methods were used to identify the percentages of negative, positive, and neutral abstracts found under the subject heading of "bilingual education" in the "Reader's Guide Abstracts" and "Reader's Guide Abstracts Select" on CD-ROM. Citations and abstracts from both sets were categorized by four raters as reflecting positive, negative, or neutral attitudes toward bilingual education. Results indicate an overwhelming proportion of negative abstracts in both resources, with the "Select" version having an even greater percentage. Publisher selection criteria and guidelines are examined in relation to standard collection development policy. Implications for bilingual education supporters and media specialists are explored. The need for additional content analysis studies in bilingual education is discussed. Contains graphs, tables, 12 references, and a 47-item bibliography.   [More]  Descriptors: Abstracts, Bibliographic Records, Bilingual Education, Citation Analysis

Cammarata, Jerry (1997). Tongue-Tied, American School Board Journal. Argues that we must rethink the assumptions upon which bilingual-education programs are founded. Programs that reinforce minority-group identification should be replaced with programs that give all students a common sense of American heritage. Bilingual education undermines the American ideals of one nation under God and of a single "we the people." Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education

Genesee, Fred (1978). Schools, Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, NABE: The Journal for the National Association for Bilingual Education. Exploring the school's possibilities and limits in promoting multiculturalism through bilingualism, the article describes and discusses various bilingual education programs developed in Canada and the U.S.A. in the last decade, giving special consideration to the student populations involved, and discusses the implications of the bilingual education phenomenon. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Environment

Galvan, Max, Comp.; And Others (1982). Bibliography on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, 1981-1982. New Jersey Migrant/Bilingual Education Training Program. Reference Material No. 5. This bibliography on bilingual education and related subjects includes an extensive collection of materials published between 1970 and 1980 and a limited number of studies dated before 1970. The materials are organized under alphabetically arranged categories and cover a broad range of areas including culture, language, and education among American Indians, Hispanics, and Blacks; assessment of language proficiency; attitudes and motivation in language learning; cultural pluralism; bilingualism and its effect on cognitive growth and academic achievement; English as a Second Language; experiences in bilingual education; human rights; linguistics; legislation; migration; neurology; bilingualism and bilingual education in other countries; evaluation of bilingual education programs; reading; special education; teacher preparation; and published bibliographies. Appendices provide information on funding agencies, bilingual projects, professional organizations, publishers, and other sources of information on bilingual education. Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism

Fischer, Roland (1986). The Bilingual School of the Slovenes in Austria, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Discusses the status of bilingual education in Slovene and German in Southern Austria and describes in detail the curriculum allocation of languages to subjects. The study analyzes the objectives of bilingual education and the sociocultural factors which will determine the future of bilingual schools. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, German, Language Maintenance

Roessel, Faith (1978). Students Write: Our Quest Is for Identity, La Confluencia. An American Indian student gives her view of bilingual/bicultural education. Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Educational Environment, Ethnicity

Ruiz, Richard (1984). Orientations in Language Planning, NABE: The Journal for the National Association for Bilingual Education. Proposes three basic orientations toward language and its role in society: language-as-problem, language-as-right, and language-as-resource. Considers bilingual education in framework of these orientations. Sees the development and elaboration of a language-resource orientation as important for the integration of bilingual education into a responsible language policy for the United States. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Attitudes

Rodrigues, Raymond J. (1981). A Longitudinal Study of Bilingual English Syntax, Aztlan–International Journal of Chicano Studies Research. Compares 1973 and 1978 studies of the English syntactic proficiency of bilingual Mexican-American fourth- and ninth-grade Spanish/English speakers in Las Vegas (New Mexico). Shows that students enrolled in bilingual education throughout the elementary school years perform better on syntactic maturity measures than do their counterparts not enrolled in bilingual education.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)

Waggoner, Dorothy; O'Malley, J. Michael (1985). Teachers of Limited English Proficient Children in the United States, NABE: The Journal for the National Association for Bilingual Education. The 1980-81 Teachers Language Skills Survey shows dramatic increases in number and quality of professionally prepared bilingual education teachers since 1976-77, when the first training programs funded by the Bilingual Education Act were started. However, less than 25 percent of the teachers teaching bilingually in 1980-81 had basic qualifications to do so. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Needs, English (Second Language)

Kwo, Ora W. Y. (1987). Language Policies in Hong Kong Secondary Education: Alternative Strategies, Chinese University Educational Journal. Discusses the importance of improving bilingual education in Hong Kong. Concentrating on the secondary level, seven models of bilingual education are examined along with the pre-conditions for successful implementation. Advocates proficiency examinations as a prerequisite for entering courses taught in English and supports development of bilingual textbooks. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Chinese, Comparative Analysis

Merino, Barbara J.; And Others (1979). The Relationship of Teachers' Spanish Proficiency to Pupils' Achievement, NABE: The Journal for the National Association for Bilingual Education. A test measuring the teachers' Spanish proficiency was developed as part of a battery of tests for teachers in bilingual education programs–the CERAS Teacher Tests for Spanish/English Bilingual Education. Two independent studies indicated that the relationship between pupils' achievement in Spanish and English and their teachers' Spanish proficiency is a strong one.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Teachers, Language Proficiency, Language Tests

Moffat, James G. (1977). Bilingual Teacher Training: What Is Really Needed?, Educational Horizons. The most critical part of a successful bilingual education program is the teacher and his training is essential for giving students with limited English access to educational programs. Describes the requirements for teachers in bilingual education programs and how to meet the need for trained teachers as quickly as possible. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Guidelines

Clark, Ellen R.; Milk, Robert D. (1983). Training Bilingual Teachers: A Look at the Title VII Graduate in the Field, NABE: The Journal for the National Association for Bilingual Education. Describes follow-up survey of 71 graduates from University of Texas San Antonio's Title VII Bilingual Education training project. Findings support emphasis on extra-curricular training activities. Perceived areas of weakness include math and science methods. Overall, ex-trainees maintain strong positive attitudes toward bilingual education despite some adversity encountered in the field. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, College Graduates, Graduate Surveys

Nieto, Sonia (1985). Who's Afraid of Bilingual Parents?, Bilingual Review. Considers reasons why schools have not successfully involved parents in bilingual education programs. Considerations to be addressed to improve the situation include (1) the concept of parent involvement; (2) the major characteristics of parent involvement in bilingual education; (3) the reconceptualization of parent involvement; and (4) the role of teachers and teacher training institutions in promoting parent involvement. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation

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