Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 134 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Ena Vazquez Nuttall, Margaret C. Szasz, David A. Stewart, Norman J. Chachkin, Maximino Plata, David Houlton, Irene Middleman Thomas, Luise Prior McCarty, Marcello Medina, and Don Dawson.

Chachkin, Norman J. (1975). The Law and Foreign Languages, Bulletin of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages. This paper scans early history and legal status of foreign language education in the United States. The background and Supreme Court decision in "Lau v. Nichols" is examined in detail and the author concludes there is opportunity for teacher leadership in bilingual education. Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Chinese Americans, Court Litigation

McCarty, Luise Prior (1992). Creating the Good Old Days. Review of "Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation," by Linda Chavez, Bilingual Research Journal. Criticizes the book reviewed as a right-wing policy potboiler. Rebuts five main claims that devalue bilingual education and affirmative action while assuming that all Hispanics strive for the goal of measurable individual attainment, even at the cost of communal and cultural impoverishment. Suggests that the book glorifies the immigrant good old days of hard work and assimilation. Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Hispanic Americans

Nuttall, Ena Vazquez (1987). Survey of Current Practices in the Psychological Assessment of Limited-English-Proficiency Handicapped Children, Journal of School Psychology. Discusses current psychological and educational assessment practices used with elementary school limited-English proficiency (LEP) children, as revealed by a nationwide study of local education agencies (LEAs) (n=21) that had LEP handicapped children mainstreamed in bilingual education classrooms. Testing approaches most frequently used with LEP students were the common culture approach and translated tests. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education

Thomas, Irene Middleman (1994). Get Digital, Hispanic. Corporate sources identify positions for which they are recruiting, particularly in computer programming, medicine and allied health services, and bilingual education. Stresses the importance of job candidates in all career areas possessing computer skills, and suggests that job seekers stay abreast of new developments and plan ahead for changes in the employment picture. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Career Planning, Careers, College Graduates

Houlton, David; King, Edith W. (1985). Mother Tongue Teaching in Britain and the United States: Some Current Developments, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Discusses some current developments in mother tongue teaching in Great Britain and the United States. British approaches to bilingual education, curricular materials, and teaching methods are highlighted in the description of the Mother Tongue Project and are compared with American projects and studies. Considers the controversy surrounding mother tongue teaching in both nations. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Language Maintenance, Minority Group Children

Padilla, Amado M.; And Others (1991). The English-Only Movement: Myths, Reality, and Implications for Psychology, American Psychologist. Suggests that racism may be the motivation for the English-only laws passed in 18 states. Cites studies showing the benefits of bilingual education over English immersion. Concludes that the English-only movement would impede the delivery of psychological, educational, psychometric, and health services for many American residents. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Cognitive Ability, English

Szasz, Margaret C. (1975). Thirty Years Too Soon: Indian Education Under the Indian New Deal, Integrated Education. Discusses the antecedents of the innovations of the sixties in Indian education -cross-cultural and bilingual education and vocational training for reservation living – in the innovations in the thirties, during the Indian New Deal, noting that the reason the innovations of the thirties were short-lived was that they had never really belonged to the Indian people. Descriptors: Administrative Policy, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Educational Change

Plata, Maximino (1986). Instructional Planning for Limited English Proficient Students, Journal of Instructional Psychology. Suggests that methods used in teaching limited English proficient (LEP) mentally disabled students must integrate special education and bilingual education instructional strategies. An instructional management and lesson plan model is proposed, components of the model are described, and advantages of the model for teaching LEP disabled populations are reviewed. Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literature Reviews

Hsui, Victoria Y. (1996). Bilingual but Not Biliterate: Case of a Multilingual Asian Society (Changes in Literacy), Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. Examines Singapore's multilingual society, and finds that after 10 years of bilingual education, most young adults are primarily monolingual readers of English, the first school language, and largely will not read in their ethnic languages. Examines social, political, educational, and personal factors contributing to a general lack of success in nurturing biliteracy in Singapore. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education

Rodriguez, Richard (1980). Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood, American Scholar. Recalling his childhood in a Spanish-speaking home and an English-speaking school, the author draws a distinction between "private" (family) and "public" language and considers the effects on intimacy and family relationships when these two languages differ. He discusses implications for bilingual education and his adult feelings about Spanish. Descriptors: Autobiographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Childhood Attitudes

Stewart, David A. (1987). Linguistic Input for the American Sign Language/English Bilingual, A.C.E.H.I. Journal. The feasibility of American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual education programs for deaf children is explored. After reviewing the linguistic input received by these children, language acquisition strategies and the importance of linguistic input in second language acquisition are reviewed. Implications are drawn for teachers instructing in ASL/English bilingual programs. Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education Programs, Deafness, Descriptive Linguistics

Medina, Marcello, Jr.; Escamilla, Kathy (1992). English Acquisition by Fluent- and Limited-Spanish-Proficient Mexican Americans in a 3-Year Maintenance Bilingual Program, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Studied the longitudinal impact of a maintenance bilingual education program on the development of English in Spanish-speaking Mexican-American children in grades K-2. Subjects who were limited in both Spanish and English proficiency gained more in English achievement than those who were fluent in Spanish but not in English. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency

Dawson, Don (1983). Ethnic Mother Tongues as Languages of Instruction in the Canadian Classroom, Integrated Education. Discusses the growing use of ethnic mother tongues as languages of instruction in Canadian public classrooms. Reviews the development of private ethnic schools and then examines the role, varieties, and motivations of public bilingual programs. Concludes that, despite the growth of public bilingual education, private ethnic schools will not become redundant. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries

Cummins, Jim (1986). Empowering Minority Students: A Framework for Intervention, Harvard Educational Review. Presents a theoretical framework for analyzing minority students' school failure and the relative lack of success of previous attempts at educational reform, such as compensatory education and bilingual education. The author suggests that these attempts have been unsuccessful because they have not altered significantly the relationships between educators and minority students and between schools and minority communities. Descriptors: Academic Failure, Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Educational Change

Garza, S. Ana (1991). Teaching Language Minority Students: An Overview of Competencies for Teachers, Teacher Education Quarterly. Examines areas of study that all teachers receiving multicultural training and inservicing should explore (culture, cognitive learning styles, organizational and instructional strategies, bilingualism and cognition, and bilingual education for language minority students). Some researchers recommend taking a macro view of minorities to interpret reasons for minority school failure. Descriptors: Academic Failure, Bilingual Education, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education

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