Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 125 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Yau Man Siu, Theodore Andersson, Flora Ida Ortiz, Sheila Chavez, Washington Department of Education, Lester S. Golub, K. Tony Hollihan, Cristobal S. Berry-Caban, Michel Blanc, and G. Richard Tucker.

Barik, Henri C.; And Others (1977). English-French Bilingual Education: The Elgin Study through Grade Five, Canadian Modern Language Review. Presents the results of the 1974-75 evaluation of the bilingual education program initiated in 1970 by the Elgin County Board of Education in St. Thomas, Ontario. The study covers grades 2 to 5 and is a follow-up to previous evaluations.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Elementary Education

Reeback, Robert, Comp. (1973). Report of the Inupiat Conference on Bilingual Education (College, Alaska, November 19-22, 1972). Edited transcripts taken from participant notes, stenographic minutes, tape recordings, and other sources constitute the major portion of this report on the 1972 Inupiat Conference on Bilingual Education held at College, Alaska. Also included in this document are: an abstract; a summary of the conference proceedings; and the following appendices: (1) a list of participants from 22 Inupiat Eskimo villages; (2) text of Alaska Senate Bills 421-424; (3) five stages of modern Inupiat orthography; (4) Inupiat words in five alphabets; (5) Inupiat conference evaluation forms; (6) handout on bilingual education–purpose, program, and evaluation; (7) cultural awareness objectives from the State-Operated Schools Northeast Area Title I program; (8) explanation of request for appropriation for a bilingual library and media center. The subject content of the transcripts includes: an overview of bilingual education programs in Alaska; an explanation of the purposes of the conference (discussion of the initiation of bilingual education programs in the Alaska State-Operated Schools System and in some Bureau of Indian Affairs schools); methods applied to teaching Inupiat; educational objectives; a description of the Barrow Program; training for the Yupik programs; 10 decisions faced in planning a bilingual/bicultural program; the Inupiat language; talking, writing, and reading; media and curriculum design.   [More]  Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Conference Reports

Hollihan, K. Tony (1993). The Search in Australian Aboriginal Education: Recent Developments and Bilingual Education, Canadian Journal of Native Education. Traces the development of Australia's educational policies toward Aboriginal children since important legal changes in 1967. Focuses on developing bilingual education, maintenance of culture and native language, and the movement toward Aboriginal self-determination. Suggests that the apparently inactive 1970s was a time of reflecting on deep-rooted problems and possible solutions. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Culture Conflict, Educational Policy, Educational Trends

Berry-Caban, Cristobal S. (1983). Parent-Community Involvement: The Effects of Training in a Public School Bilingual Education Program, Small Group Behavior. Explores the effectiveness of parent-community involvement in bilingual education programs, and the impact an effective training program can have in formulating organizational goals. Describes the impact of a Bilingual Parent Training Institute for Hispanic parents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Parent Education

Casanova, Ursula; Chavez, Sheila (1992). Sociopolitical Influences on Federal Government Funding of Gifted and Talented and Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Foundations. Examines the influence of various sociopolitical factors on government policies in two federal programs, those for the gifted and talented and those for bilingual education. Traces the evolution of these programs and compares their backgrounds to determine the influences shaping federal funding and program implementation. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid

Blanc, Michel (1987). A Project of Community Bilingual Education: Some Theoretical and Applied Issues. A discussion of bilingual education begins with a look at theoretical issues and then describes a community bilingual education program in London. Issues addressed include the distinction between additive and subtractive bilinguality, the relationship between contexts and outcomes of bilingual education, the cognitive and academic effects of different forms of bilingualism, social network analysis, the integration of macro- and micro-logical levels of analysis, and the role of ideology in education. The project described is a two-way bilingual education program where both majority- and minority-language children learn through the mediums of the majority language (English) and one important minority language (a Cypriot dialect of Greek). All children involved in the program receive half of their instruction in one language and half in the other. The project will study the effects of this bilingual teaching and learning experience on the linguistic, cognitive, affective, social, cultural, and educational development of majority and minority children and the community as a whole. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Community Characteristics, Community Resources

Hagel, Phyllis L. (1981). The Richford Experience: French Bilingual Education as a "Basic" Approach to Language Competence, French Review. Explains the need for French bilingual education in the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union, a rural area comprising five small towns in the northernmost section of Vermont near the Quebec border. Describes various aspects of the present bilingual program stressing its integration with the English-language curriculum.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, English

Siu, Yau Man (1988). Bilingual Education and Social Class: Some Speculative Observations in the Hong Kong Context, Comparative Education. Studies Hong Kong bilingual education, suggesting low-income students less likely to learn in bilingual programs. Suggests learners from certain social groups may find themselves at a disadvantage when seeking equal education opportunities, since 90 percent of secondary education programs are bilingual. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Status Comparison, Equal Education, Foreign Countries

Barik, Henri C.; Swain, Merrill (1976). English-French Bilingual Education in the Early Grades: The Elgin Study through Grade Four, Modern Language Journal. This paper presents the results of an evaluation of a bilingual education program for English-speaking pupils, grades 1-4, in Ontario. It is a partial French immersion program, with instruction in French or English half of each day. Evaluative tests are described, and English and French language skills examined. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Elementary Education, English

Ortiz, Flora Ida (1977). Bilingual Education Program Practices and Their Effect upon Students' Performance and Self-Identity, Aztlan–International Journal of Chicano Studies Research. In most bilingual education programs, the traditional course instruction, is conducted by the classroom teacher in English and later presented by the instructional aide in Spanish to the Chicano student. This implementation process and differentiated instructional modes may have severe consequences for the Chicano students' performance and development.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Educational Practices

Golub, Lester S. (1978). Evaluation Design and Implementation of a Bilingual Education Program, Grades 1-12, Spanish/English, Education and Urban Society. The design and outcome of a bilingual education program evaluation, emphasizing instructional and attitudinal variables, are described in this article. Based upon the evaluation and needs assessment of Puerto Rican students taking part in the program, recommendations are offered for increasing bilingual reading, writing, and speaking skills in these students.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Secondary Education

Tucker, G. Richard (1981). Bilingual Education Research in Developing Countries: Implications for the United States, California Journal of Teacher Education. Bilingual education programs in Nigeria, the Sudan, and the Phillippines are described. Although some approaches differed, educational planners in all three countries felt that they could best introduce children to formal education by using the language which they bring to the classroom for initial instruction. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education

Lester, Mark (1974). Bilingual Education in the United States, the Pacific and Southeast Asia, Topics in Cultural Learning. In classifying bilingual education following William F. Mackey's typology, single or dual media or instruction may be used for gradual or abrupt conversion to a wider or narrower culture. Bilingual education in the United States is usually dual medium, either for maintenance or conversion to a wider culture, aiming to produce a bilingual individual or to help assimilate an alien into American culture. The Bilingual Education Act has improved the situation for immigrants and American Indians, who previously were forced into monolingual education. In the Pacific islands, education had focussed on conversion from the native language to the colonial world language. Currently, however bilingual programs exist, and native dictionaries and grammars are being written and orthography reformed. Writing and teaching materials must be developed in the vernacular languages and competent teachers found and trained in order to establish successful dual medium, maintenance bilingual curricula. Schools in Indonesia, Malaysis, the Philippines and Singapore often teach local, national, and world languages. Currently, national languages are assuming ascendancy as colonial languages become foreign tongues. In all three areas of the world, bilingual education is both a source of identity and a factor in social change.   [More]  Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students

Andersson, Theodore (1977). What Lessons Does Bilingual Education Hold for Foreign Language Teacher Trainers?, Modern Language Journal. Examines the preparation of one foreign language teacher and compares this preparation with some of the basic principles of bilingual education. It is argued that foreign language teachers would be better teachers if they had the same background and preparation as bilingual teachers. Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Language Instruction

Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary. (1992). The Condition of Bilingual Education in the Nation: A Report to the Congress and the President. The federally-mandated report on the status of bilingual education in the United States: (1) reports on programmatic, research, and training activities administered by the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) within the Department of Education; (2) describes the coordination of OBEMLA programs with other offices within the Department of Education and other federal agencies and programs; and (3) identifies and discusses key aspects of education programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students. The report begins with a brief overview of the legislative background of the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and a discussion of how bilingual education relates to the six national educational goals identified by the President and governors. The second chapter addresses the identification, placement, and demographic characteristics of LEP students. Chapter 3 describes results of research on LEP instructional strategies, program evaluations, capacity building, and training of educational personnel. The fourth chapter focuses on OBEMLA's role in administering programs authorized by the legislation. The final chapter contains a policy analysis and recommendations for future federal involvement.   [More]  Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Demography

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