Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 132 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Larry Rohter, D. E. Ingram, Evie McClintock, Derick S. Thomson, A. Conrad K. Ozog, Charles L. Glenn, Allan C. Ornstein, Alma Flor Ada, Susan J. Dicker, and Nicole S. Montague.

Ozog, A. Conrad K. (1993). Bilingualism and National Development in Malaysia, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Malaysia's long tradition of English medium instruction and bilingualism officially ended in 1970. This paper reviews the role of bilingualism in the development of the country, including the role of a bilingual population in national development and the possible effects of the abandonment of bilingual education. (Contains 38 references.) Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries

Rohter, Larry (1985). The Politics of Bilingualism, The New York Times Magazine. Presents the political arguments surrounding bilingual education in American schools. Both proponents and opponents suggest that a hidden political agenda underlies the controversy, with the goal of preventing non-English speakers from participating fully in contemporary American political and civic activities. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Educational Policy, Minority Groups

Ure, Jean (1980). Bilingualism and Achievement in Schools, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Failures are better documented than successes in bilingual education programs. A theory is needed powerful enough to predict success while accounting for reported failures. Most important is the effect of bilingualism on cognitive development. Use of the first language should complement the second, particularly in problem solving and question formulation. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education

Montague, Nicole S. (1997). Critical Components for Dual Language Programs, Bilingual Research Journal. Examines the benefits of dual-language (two-way) bilingual education programs. Discusses critical components in the development of such programs: defining the optimal program model, gradual phase-in of the program, importance of a balanced population of minority and majority language speakers, materials, teacher training, administrative support, and the role of elicited response in promoting second-language usage. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education

Glenn, Charles L. (1992). Educating the Children of Immigrants, Phi Delta Kappan. Other nations' experience shows that reception programs and home language programs for immigrant children can become academic dead ends if not integrated with the school's overall program. The same is true of U.S. transitional bilingual education programs. Hard work, sensitivity, and commitment to newcomers' full participation are more important than specific organization models. (25 references) Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)

Ornstein, Allan C.; Levine, Daniel U. (1982). Multicultural Education: Trends and Issues, Childhood Education. Differential instruction approaches appropriate for teaching students with differing ethnic and racial backgrounds are a key to developing effective approaches to multicultural education. Important and frequently discussed approaches include student learning styles, dialect differences among ethnic and racial groups, and bilingual education. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Style, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education

Balerdi, Felix Etxeberria (1997). Bilingualism and Biculturalism in the Basque Country, Educational Review. The Basque Country in Spain has seen a resurgence in the Basque language (Euskara) and support for bilingualism and bilingual education. Two-thirds of students choose to learn in Euskara and fewer than one-third in Spanish. Schools using Euskara as the language of instruction are achieving better results. Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basque, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education

Titone, Renzo (1982). I1 Bilinguismo nella Scuola Dell'Infanzia: Motivazioni Psico-linguistiche e Glottodidattiche. Appunti su Alcuni Presupposti. (Bilingualism in the Preschool: Psycholinguistic and Glottodidactic Reasons. Notes on Some Assumptions), Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata. Discusses the results of recent research concerning the effects of bilingualism on the development of preschool children and explains how early bilingual education greatly enriches a child's personality cognitively, linguistically, affectively, socially, and morally. Claims it is possible and beneficial to offer young children the opportunity to speak and to read two languages. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Early Reading, Language Research

Thomson, Derick S. (1984). Publishing in Scottish Gaelic, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Discusses the factors affecting the relationship between a program of publishing in Gaelic and the readership the program serves. These factors include the push for bilingual education at the primary school level, the emphasis on local and folk culture, and the economics of publishing for a comparatively small readership. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Activities, Educational Policy

Oppenheimer-Nicolau, Siobhan (1980). Daring to be Bilingual, Migration Today. Bilingual education may appear to be incompatible with the traditional assimilationist goals of American public education. However, if bilingual programs can produce more educated Hispanic American citizens who can function in U.S. society, they will ultimately have served the cause of assimilation. Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Hispanic Americans

McClintock, Evie; Baron, James (1979). Early Intervention and Bilingual Language Comprehension, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. To examine the impact of a bilingual intervention program on the language comprehension of Mexican American preschoolers, 28 boys and 28 girls who varied in program attendance were tested twice in both English and Spanish using a revision of Carrow's TACL. Results suggested that early bilingual education promotes bilingual language comprehension. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Comprehension, Intellectual Development

Dicker, Susan J. (1993). "Ethnic Irrelevance" and the Immigrant: Finding a Place for Minority Languages, Educational Forum. Many approaches to instruction of language minority students have been tried: transitional bilingual education (BE), maintenance BE, foreign language education, immersion, and developmental-language BE. Research evidence of BE benefits has been ignored as a monolingual dominant class enforces assimilation. Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups

Clarkson, William M. (1977). The Vernacular vs. Standard Spanish in the Bilingual Classroom: Implications for Teacher Training Programs for Chicanos, Hispania. The range of feeling among scholars, activists and teachers on the subject of the desirability of the dialect of the Spanish Southwest is discussed. Bilingual education teachers must have special preparation in the dialect to deal with students speaking this form of Spanish. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Dialects

Ingram, D. E. (1989). Language in Education Planning, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. Language-in-education planning is the field that exists between language policy making and the classroom curriculum. A survey of language-in-education planning in the 1980s focuses only on that part of language-in-education policy concerned with foreign language teaching and learning and areas of literacy and bilingual education. (118 references) Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Literacy

Ada, Alma Flor (1986). Creative Education for Bilingual Teachers, Harvard Educational Review. The author prescribes a bilingual teacher-training process based on a critique of the current condition of bilingual education and the professional concerns of bilingual teachers. She suggests a "creative" approach to teacher training that she believes will strengthen the image of bilingual teachers. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Communication Skills, Creativity

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