ERIC Number: ED215722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Bilingual Education.
Mayo, Donald S., Ed.
Chabot College Journal, v4 n2 Spr 1982
This collection of essays focuses on issues in bilingual education. First, Elizabeth Flynn examines different kinds of bilingual programs; efforts made towards cultural pluralism in a number of countries; national benefits to be derived from bilingualism; the needs of American ethnic groups, new immigrants, and foreign students; and the pros and cons of bilingual instruction as an alternative to foreign language instruction. Next, Alma Flor Ada presents a humanistic view of language as an aspect of individual and social identity, demonstrating the psychological ties of first language, its role in cognitive development, and the value of maintaining an oral tradition while encouraging literacy. Then, Gabriela Pisano examines training programs for bilingual/bicultural teacher aides in California's community colleges and their articulation with 4-year college programs; cites three major program modes currently in existence; and emphasizes the need for uniformity in program development. Next, Donald Scott considers the impact of Southern Asian immigration on California community colleges and the special problems faced by these groups. He discusses the staffing, teaching and training methods used within English as a Second Language programs that can facilitate immigrants' transition into American life. Finally, a historical perspective on bilingual education is provied by Hilda Hernandez, who reviews the experience of German and Cuban immigrants. (KL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Bilingualism, Cambodians, Community Colleges, Cubans, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Indochinese, Language Maintenance, Laotians, Program Descriptions, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Two Year Colleges, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chabot Coll., Hayward, CA.