ERIC Number: ED058775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Migrant Child and His Psycho-linguistic Problems.
Bauer, E. W.
AATEFL Newsletter, v1 n2 p17-30 Oct 1971
Present attempts to integrate migrants linguistically and culturally into Australian society need to be improved. The migrant child must be taught to learn how to learn, and learning experiences must be structured to promote education in school subjects and communication with peers. There is a problem of acculturation; migrant children must be taught to develop a differentiation mechanism to bridge two cultural systems and two language systems. There must be a systematic growth of cultural awareness, and the Australian community must also recognize and accept foreign cultures. The new concept of the pluralistic society should be adopted. Language-learning and teaching-research centers should be established to specialize in the study of problems in second language learning; applied linguistics; evaluation and development of curriculum, tests, and teaching materials; and information coordination and dissemination. (VM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Applied Linguistics, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Language Programs, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Clayton.
Note: Paper presented at a conference on "The Migrant Child and the school," August 30, 1971, Melbourne, Australia