ERIC Number: ED243319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook for Teaching Portuguese-Speaking Students.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
The handbook, intended to assist California school personnel in understanding the Portuguese language minority group, is designed for use by bilingual education specialists, administrators, and other teachers. An introductory section presents several vignettes of language situations in the schools. Two subsequent chapters outline general background information concerning the Portuguese language group. The first describes two immigration periods, immigration patterns, and education in Portuguese-speaking countries. The second outlines historical and sociocultural factors of this group, including attitudes toward education and language use and skills, both English and Portuguese. Another chapter examines various linguistic characteristics of the Portuguese language, especially communication and dialect patterns. A concluding chapter recommends instructional and curricular strategies for both Portuguese and English language development in this group. Appendices include a glossary, bibliography, ranking of California school districts' Portuguese limited-English-proficient enrollments, a guide to educational resources, a list of community organizations and media services, and charts of Portuguese and English consonant and vowel systems. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Community Organizations, Curriculum Development, Dialects, Educational Attitudes, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Enrollment Rate, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Usage, Limited English Speaking, Portuguese, Reading Instruction, School Districts, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns, Statewide Planning
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($4.50, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
Identifiers: California; Portuguese Speaking