ERIC Number: ED055485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive and Attitudinal Consequences of Following the Curricula of the First Four Grades in a Second Language.
Tucker, G. R.; And Others
This report presents an evaluation of a bilingual education program in which English-speaking children receive most of their school instruction in French. The paper discusses details of the program and curriculum and reports on the tests conducted to evaluate the program. Results are presented of tests examining English and French language skills, arithmetic, intelligence and creativity, sensitivity to foreign sounds, attitudes toward ethnolinguistic groups, and self concept. The program evaluators feel that bilingualism can be most efficiently attained if biculturalism or culture sensitivity is pursued at the same time. At the end of grade 4, the children can read, write, speak, understand, and use French far better than students who follow typical French-as-a-second-language programs. (VM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Auditory Perception, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Creativity Tests, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Educational Innovation, English, French, Grade 4, Language Programs, Language Skills, Language Tests, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Social Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec).