ERIC Number: ED193377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Bilingualism in Education. CUES Occasional Paper Number 1.
State education in Great Britain is monolingual. With increases in immigration and the proliferation of bilingual non-state schools, the desire of minority groups to be educated bilingually is growing apparent. The author of this article begins with a discussion of the relative merits of bilingualism by reviewing the research that has endorsed arguments on both sides of the issue. He then reviews bilingual education programs in other countries with an emphasis on the political and attitudinal contexts of different programs. In the final section, the author encourages British schools to set a long-term goal of full bilingual education (students become both biliterate and bilingual and are taught all subjects in both languages) and establishes six criteria by which changes in the schools can be assessed. (MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Urban Educational Studies, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain