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ERIC Number: ED018286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-4
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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BILINGUALISM--FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF THE ADMINISTRATOR AND COUNSELOR.
GAARDER, BRUCE; AND OTHERS
BILINGUAL SCHOOLING CAN BE DEFINED AS THE TEACHING OF ALL OR A FEW SUBJECTS (OVER AND ABOVE ENGLISH AND SPANISH THEMSELVES) THROUGH BOTH TONGUES, WHICH IS DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT THAN THE TEACHING OF A SECOND LANGUAGE AS AN ISOLATED SUBJECT. THE BILINGUAL SCHOOLS AT LAREDO, TEXAS, HAVE SUCCEEDED IN CREATING AN EFFECTIVE, "TWO-WAY," MIXED BILINGUAL SCHOOL SYSTEM, GIVING EQUAL TIME TO SPANISH AND ENGLISH. THE CORAL WAY SCHOOL, ANOTHER BILINGUAL SCHOOL LOCATED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA, IS ALSO "TWO-WAY," PROVIDING ABOUT EQUAL TIME FOR THE 2 LANGUAGES. HOWEVER, FROM GRADE 1 THROUGH GRADE 3, THERE IS CONSIDERABLY LESS MIXING OF THE 2 CULTURAL GROUPS. THE MOST DIFFICULT PROBLEM IN BILINGUALISM IS THAT OF GAINING FAVORABLE ADMINISTRATIVE ATTITUDE AND POLICY. BILINGUAL SCHOOLING IS PROFITABLE BECAUSE IT MAKES FOR SUPERIOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND STUDENTS CAN BEST LEARN THROUGH THEIR MOTHER TONGUE. THROUGH THIS APPROACH, BICULTURALISM CAN BE ACHIEVED, RATHER THAN THE CUTTING OF TIES FROM THE ORIGINAL CULTURE. A SUPPORTING BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED, AND AN APPENDIX WHICH DESCRIBES A NUMBER OF BILINGUAL PROJECTS IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS. THIS PAPER WAS DELIVERED AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS, EL PASO, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 4-5, 1966. (ES)
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