ERIC Number: ED172992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education: Basic Readings.
Ballesteros, Octavio A.
Issues related to bilingual bicultural education of Mexican American students are discussed in this collection of 26 articles contributed by 12 authors. The anthology focuses on the Mexican American in the Southwest and is intended primarily, though not exclusively, for the reader who is unfamiliar with the Spanish language and culture. Selections provide information on basic concepts in bilingual education; historical, linguistic, psychological, and cultural perspectives; and teaching methodology. The selections include scholarly and informal essays, research, oral history, short stories, poetry, state-of-the-art reviews, and opinion papers. Topics include the causes and effects of poverty among Mexican Americans, definintion of and contrast between bilingualism and biculturalism, personal experiences in a monolingual first grade, the Mexican heritage of the Southwest, the need for applied linguistics in the education of bilingual teachers, the structure of the Chicano family, "machismo" and the implications of the terms "Chicano" and "Mexican American", the role of parents in student motivation; cultural understanding, integration of Mexican American heritage into U.S. history, cultural literacy, special Spanish for bilingual teachers, Mexican "dichos", and the "Little School of the 400". Each selection concludes with questions for discussion and a list of suggested readings. (JH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Family Life, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Opinions, Oral History, Parent Role, Poverty, Proverbs, Spanish Culture, Spanish Speaking, State of the Art Reviews, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
University Press of America, 4710 Auth Place, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20023 ($9.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas; United States (Southwest)