ERIC Number: ED239509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Studies on Immersion Education. A Collection for United States Educators.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
A collection of papers on immersion programs focuses primarily on their applicability for language minority students, and addresses some common myths and misunderstandings about immersion education. In "An Overview of Issues in Immersion Education" (Wallace Lambert), major issues and misconceptions are outlined. A second group of papers includes: "Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Immersion Education (Fred Genesee); "Canadian French Immersion Education: Current Administrative and Instructional Practices" (Sharon Lapkin and James Cummins); and "A Review of Immersion Education in Canada: Research and Evaluation Studies" (Merrill Swain). The final group of papers looks at the situation in the United States, in "The Immersion Education Approach to Foreign Language Teaching" (Russell N. Campbell), and "The Inadequacy of English Immersion Education as an Educational Approach for Language Minority Students in the United States" (Eduardo Hernandez-Chavez). (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction
Publication Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($5.00, plus tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Equal Educational Opportunity Program.; Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.