Bibliography: Bilingual Education (page 137 of 829)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Josefina Villamil Tinajero, Merrill Swain, Olatokunbo S. Fashola, Marcello Medina, Thomas K. Holcomb, Connie Young Yu, Cynthia Ballenger, Rose L. Hayden, Steven A. Grant, and Judith Coryell.

Medina, Marcello, Jr.; Mishra, Shitala P. (1994). Relationships among Spanish Reading Achievement and Selected Content Areas for Fluent- and Limited-Spanish-Proficient Mexican Americans, Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingue. Examined the relationship between Spanish reading achievement and native-language academic performance in mathematics, social studies, and science among limited-English-proficient Mexican Americans and limited- and fluent-Spanish-proficient students in a maintenance bilingual education program. Moderately high, positive, and significant associations were reported between Spanish social studies and science for both groups. (19 references) Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)

Fashola, Olatokunbo S.; And Others (1996). A Cognitive Theory of Orthographic Transitioning: Predictable Errors in How Spanish-Speaking Children Spell English Words, American Educational Research Journal. How Spanish-speaking children spell English words was studied with 38 Spanish-speaking and 34 English-speaking second and third graders. Spanish-speaking students produced more errors that were consistent with the correct application of Spanish phonological and orthographical rules (predicted errors). Implications for bilingual education are discussed. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Elementary Education

Nedler, Shari E. (1975). Explorations in Teaching English as a Second Language, Young Children. Advocates an approach to bilingual education based on vocabulary development and structure of the English language. Reviews methods that were tested and revised or discarded by the author over an 8-year period–including naturalistic, phonetic and programmed approaches–and describes in some detail the strategy found most effective. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language)

Ballenger, Cynthia (1997). Social Identities, Moral Narratives, Scientific Argumentation: Science Talk in a Bilingual Classroom, Language and Education. Explores a discussion in a bilingual education class of Haitian students where a non-teacher-directed discussion format and an emphasis on the students' own questions encourage the use of the students' everyday ways of talking and exploring ideas. The article's analysis of a discussion shows what and how the students are learning in this context. (32 references) Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Discourse Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique)

Blanco, George M. (1994). El Hispanohablante y la Gramatica (The Spanish Speaker and Grammar), Bilingual Research Journal. Studied the grammatical knowledge that undergraduates specializing in bilingual education have of their mother tongue. Data collected from an entrance exam, dialog journals and a simulated oral proficiency exam indicate that these students do not have a formal knowledge of grammatical rules but do have a high level of functional grammar. (24 references) Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Students, Data Collection, Dialog Journals

Brisk, Maria Estela Allende (1981). Language Policies in American Education, Journal of Education. Outlines the history of multilingual policies in American education, citing cases in the 19th century where children were taught in their native languages. Also discusses court cases that have had an effect on present bilingual education legislation. Calls for a consistent language policy in American schools. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Court Litigation, Educational History

Grant, Steven A. (1978). Language Policy in the United States, Bulletin of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages. Language policy in the United States is examined at the federal and state levels. Topics include the use of the English language, foreign language training and use, discrimination based on language, linguistic minorities, bilingual education, and cultural pluralism. Statutory bases of policies and practices are examined. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy

Tinajero, Josefina Villamil; Hurley, Sandra Rollins (1997). Literacy Instruction for Students Acquiring English: Moving beyond the Immersion Debate (Point-Counterpoint), Reading Teacher. Discusses and dispels four myths about second-language education. Shows that ample evidence favors bilingualism, bilingual education, and literacy in children's native languages as the means to help children grow academically. Offers "best practices" recommendations regarding program, methods, materials, and parental involvement. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Elementary Education

Swain, Merrill (1978). French Immersion: Early, Late or Partial?, Canadian Modern Language Review. A discussion of three possible formats of a bilingual education program: early total immersion, early partial immersion and late partial immersion. A French cloze test was used to evaluate the lead group of students in each program. A tentative conclusion is drawn in favor of the early total immersion program. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs

Coryell, Judith; Holcomb, Thomas K. (1997). The Use Of Sign Language and Sign Systems in Facilitating the Language Acquisition and Communication of Deaf Students, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. Historical and current trends, practices, and perspectives regarding manual communication in educating deaf children are discussed, including Manually Coded English systems and American Sign Language. Issues concerning choice of sign language/systems and instructional strategies that support sign usage (such as Total Communication, Simultaneous Communication, and Bilingual Education) are addressed. Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Educational Practices

Yu, Connie Young (1976). The "Others": Asian Americans and Education, Civil Rights Digest. Discusses such topics as educational discrimination against the Chinese in California, school segregation, language and other handicaps preventing Asian American parents from participating in educational policy formation, the growth of bilingual education, ethnic discrimination in textbooks, ethnic studies projects, and counseling problems caused by ethnic stereotypes. Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Educational Counseling, Educational History

John-Steiner, Vera (1978). Bilingual Strategies, Notes from Workshop Center for Open Education. In discussing the significance of concrete and contextual support in bilingual education, this paper refers to psychological findings regarding the bilingual mind, effective strategies employed by teachers in a number of bilingual programs, and the impact emotional and/or cultural factors have on language. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Classroom Communication, Cultural Influences

Hayden, Rose L. (1976). Relating Language to International Education: Some Do's and Don'ts, Bulletin of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages. Some ways to improve language education and second language competence in an international society and to promote foreign language study are suggested: Realistic achievement goals; efficient and flexible instruction; instruction in pedagogical methods; interdepartmental cooperation; cooperation with bilingual education programs; promoting study abroad, and sponsoring language education in professional schools. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Language Programs, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach

Kayser, Hortencia (1996). Cultural/Linguistic Variation in the United States and Its Implications for Assessment and Intervention in Speech-Language Pathology: An Epilogue, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. This article summarizes the concepts discussed in a five-article clinical forum on cultural/linguistic variation and its implications for assessment and intervention in speech-language pathology. Topics discussed include a need for a paradigm shift in assessment, the socioemotional factors affecting student performance on assessments, bilingual education, and parent participation. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (1994). Fact File: 1995 Appropriations for Education. A chart offers data on federal appropriations for education in the following areas: student assistance; graduate support; institutional aid; bilingual education; library resources; aid to disadvantaged; education for disabled; and miscellaneous programs. Data are for fiscal 1994 spending, fiscal 1995 presidential request, fiscal 1995 approved by house and senate, and fiscal 1995 signed by the president. Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education

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