ERIC Number: ED028429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Administration of Bilingual Education.
Ulibarri, Horacio; Holemon, Richard
The administrator in a bilingual, bicultural community must act with caution, forebearance, and great understanding, paying intense heed to his community. The term "bilingualism" refers to facility in the use of two languages, ranging from a minimal knowledge of either language to a high level of proficiency in both. "Biculturalism" is a functioning awareness and participation in two contrasting sociocultures. Biculturalism can be attained without being bilingual; bilingualism can be attained without dual acculturation. In developing a taxonomy for the bilingual program, the psycholinguistics and emotional commitments of the bilingual child should be considered. He may become more committed emotionally to a given concept if taught in one language rather than another. Some program objectives, which can be measured in terms of behaviors, are (1) the bilingual child will participate in more extra class activities; (2) he will learn more about his cultural values and see the differences between his native culture and the Anglo-American cultural value system; and (3) he will understand the process of acculturation. A discussion of teachers, materials, and testing, and a description of funding sources for bilingual, bicultural programs conclude this study. See related documents Al 001 828 and Al 001 829. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.