Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 082 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Richard Littlebear, Ramona Ortega, MN. Minneapolis Public Schools, Arcelia Hernandez, Merrill Swain, Christian J. Faltis, Peter Pluddemann, Russell L. Young, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability. Houston Independent School District, and Carol Benson.

Gersten, Russell (1999). The Changing Face of Bilingual Education, Educational Leadership. As bilingual education shifts toward more instruction in English, research on effective practice becomes increasingly important. To merge English language development (ELD) with content area learning, educators should avoid oversimplified material, use visuals to reinforce verbal content, provide sensitive feedback, and use synonyms and native languages strategically. (21 references) Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)

Young, Russell L.; Tran, MyLuong T. (1999). Vietnamese Parent Attitudes toward Bilingual Education, Bilingual Research Journal. A survey of 106 Vietnamese parents in San Diego found that most wanted Vietnamese to be included in their children's classroom, regardless of the child's level of English proficiency. In addition, most parents agreed with the main principles that are the foundations of bilingual education. (Contains 16 references.) Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Attitudes

Sundberg, Trudy J. (1988). The Case against Bilingualism, English Journal. Argues against bilingual education in the United States, asserting that the English language binds together a multicultural people. Claims that the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 is divisive, and that immigrants now have greater difficulty assimilating to American life because they can avoid learning English. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, English Instruction, Language Attitudes

Sanchez, Janice R. (1979). Non-English-Speaking Children in American Classrooms: A Progress Report, Curriculum Review. The author briefly traces the change in educational policy for foreign-speaking students from English-only in the 1930s to bilingual education today. While noting the promise of bilingual education, she points out attitudinal and administrative problems which need correction. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education

Minneapolis Public Schools, MN. (1979). Rosemary Shingobe Barstow, Ojibwe Language Instructor. With Teacher's Guide. Native Americans of the Twentieth Century. A biography for elementary school students introduces Rosemary Shingobe Barstow, a Native American Ojibwe language instructor and bilingual education consultant. A teacher's guide following the bibliography contains suggested activities and worksheets, objectives, directions for teachers, vocabulary list, resource list, and an evaluation checklist. The concept of bilingual education is emphasized. Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Biographies

Swain, Merrill, Ed. (1972). Bilingual Schooling: Some Experiences in Canada and the United States. The papers included in this volume constitute the report of a conference on bilingual education that took place in Toronto in March 1971, sponsored by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). An introduction to the book defines terms, presents questions and problems, and provides a summary of the current tasks established in the conference working paper. The following papers appear in the volume: "The Objectives of Bilingual Education in Canada from an English-speaking Perspective;""Types of Bilingual Education;""An Approach to Bilingual Education; The St. Lambert Experiment;""Perspectives on the Montreal Programs;""Bilingual Education in Ontario;""The Toronto French School;""An Experiment with Grade 8 French Immersion;""Le College Bilingue;""The Ottawa Separate School Board Primary Immersion Program;""Le Centre Cultural de Francais Intensif, Ottawa;""The OISE Bilingual Education Project;""Bilingual Education: The American Experience;" and "The Dilemma of Bilingual Education." A summary of conference discussions and a bibliography are included. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, College Language Programs, Conference Reports

Thompson, Linda (1994). A Response to Kroon and Vallen: A Parallel Overview of the Education Policy for Bilingual Children in Britain, Current Issues in Language and Society. Discusses the development of bilingual education policy in Britain from the 1960s to the present, focusing on assimilation versus pluralism, multicultural education, the 1985 Swann Report on education policy, and the role of English in the national curriculum. Argues that more needs to be done to promote bilingual education in Britain. (17 references) Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy

Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability. (1997). Multilingual Education Programs: 1996-97. Research Report on an Educational Program. To study the effectiveness of multilingual education programs in the Houston Independent School District (Texas), four groups of students were identified for the analysis of their Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) results. These groups were: (1) students enrolled in bilingual education classes; (2) students in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes; (3) former bilingual education students who had exited the program; and (4) former ESL students who had exited the program. Of the current 12,017 students in grades 3 through 8, 70% participated in the TAAS state testing program, and 51% of the 9,032 current ESL students in grades 3 through 8 participated in the TAAS. Current bilingual education students passed the TAAS at rates between 66% and 74% for the three tests, and former bilingual education students performed well on the TAAS, with passing rates of 86% for each of the three tests. Current ESL students passed the TAAS at much lower rates, with 41% passing English, 35% passing writing, and 44% passing mathematics. Former ESL students performed above the district as a whole, with 81% passing reading, 71% passing writing, and 74% passing mathematics. Recommendations include securing increased participation of both bilingual education and ESL students in the TAAS. Three appendixes contain student results for the English TAAS for bilingual education and ESL students and bilingual education results for the Spanish TAAS for bilingual education students.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Bilingual Education

Regan, Timothy F., Ed. (1976). Bilingual/Bicultural Education in the Community College. Advanced Institutional Development Program (AIDP) Two-year College Consortium, Vol. II, No. 2. Three essays on bicultural/bilingual education are compiled in this document. "Linguistic Theory and Bilingual/Bicultural Education", by Timothy F. Regan, briefly discusses the application of linguistic theory to bilingual/bicultural education. "An Operational Model for Bilingual Education", by Gilberto de los Santos, discusses the extent to which ethnic and bilingual/bicultural education programs are available in community colleges today. Bilingual/bicultural education programs are operationally defined and implementation phases are described. Specific examples of program implementation at El Paso Community College (Texas) are given. "Bilingual/Bicultural Education: A Basic Right of Every American", by Armando E. Rodriguez and Roberto E. Zuniga, discusses the value of bilingual/bicultural education and proposes a national goal: that by 1990 all of our schools where there is a plurality of language and cultural differences will be completely immersed in bilingual/bicultural programs. Bibliographies for each essay are included.   [More]  Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Community Colleges, Linguistic Theory

Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich; Ek, Lucila; Hernandez, Arcelia (1999). Bilingual Education in an Immigrant Community: Proposition 227 in California, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Drawing from multiple data sources collected during two ethnographic studies in a Latino immigrant community in Los Angeles, this study analyzes community members' perspectives on bilingualism and language uses–views that have largely been neglected in recent policy debates about bilingual education. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Ethnography, Hispanic Americans

Benson, Carol; Pluddemann, Peter (2010). Empowerment of Bilingual Education Professionals: The Training of Trainers Programme for Educators in Multilingual Settings in Southern Africa (ToTSA) 2002-2005, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. This article describes a South Africa-based training programme in multilingual education for African educators and assesses its potentially transformative effects on participants. Based on a range of data collected during four course runs, as well as an e-mail survey of past participants, the authors explore how the programme has supported educators in promoting mother tongue-based schooling in multilingual African contexts. There is also a discussion of principal challenges involved in delivering a course that balances theory, ideology and practical knowledge. The authors conclude with implications for similar courses to positively impact educational practice in multilingual settings.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Mail Surveys, Educational Practices

Littlebear, Richard (1995). Language Loss and What We Must Do about It, Journal of Navajo Education. A bilingual education teacher from Alaska discusses the problem of Native language loss, his efforts to achieve literacy in his native Cheyenne language, and the important role bilingual education teachers have in language preservation. Strategies for language preservation include creating literature in Native languages and encouraging Native speakers to speak their language often and to teach non-Natives their language. Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indians

Faltis, Christian J.; Arias, M. Beatriz (1993). Speakers of Languages Other than English in the Secondary School: Accomplishments and Struggles, Peabody Journal of Education. Though the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 was designed for elementary and secondary students, school districts often ignore the secondary level. The article examines various accomplishments and struggles in the field of secondary bilingual education, noting increases in the number of secondary students needing special language content area instruction. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Higher Education

Rossier, Robert E. (1995). A Critique of California's Evaluation of Programs for Students of Limited-English Proficiency, READ Perspectives. Reviews a 1992 study of California's bilingual education program, entitled "Meeting the Challenge of Diversity: An Evaluation of Programs for Pupils with Limited English Proficiency," and argues that the report too easily attributes the disappointing outcomes of limited-English-proficient students to lack of sufficient resources rather than to the methods of bilingual education. (Contains eight references.) Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Criticism, Educational Attitudes, Educational Policy

Ortega, Ramona (1997). New Approach to Nigritian English, American Language Review. A growing trend in bilingual education is to provide instruction in standard ("mainstream") English for children who are native speakers of an English dialect, such as black English. Debate over the practice focuses on effectiveness and the potential drain on bilingual education funding. Although not criticizing or devaluing the nonstandard dialect, teachers attempt to ensure proficiency in standard English. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Black Dialects, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education

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