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Cazabon, Mary T.; Nicoladis, Elena; Lambert, Wallace E. – 1998
The design and effectiveness of the Amigos program, a two-way Spanish-English bilingual immersion program in Cambridge (Massachusetts) are described. In the program, half the instruction is in English, half in Spanish from kindergarten through eighth grade. Half the students are native Spanish-speakers and half are native English-speakers. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Mathematics Instruction
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Nicoladis, Elena; Taylor, Donald M.; Lambert, Wallace E.; Cazabon, Mary – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 1998
Focuses on African-American students' math and reading achievement in a Spanish-English two-way immersion program, from grade 1 to grade 4. Shows African-American students perform significantly lower than do majority White students on achievement tests at all grades. There is no significant difference between the two ethnic groups in Spanish…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bilingualism, Elementary Education, English
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Lambert, Wallace E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Describes the response of one Canadian community and its local school board to the challenge of producing functionally bilingual children within the context of the public school curriculum, grades K through 7. (CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Elementary Education
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Lambert, Wallace E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A review of the research indicating that bilingual children enjoy a definite advantage in the domain of cognitive flexibility. Further, there is no basis for the belief that becoming bilingual or bicultural necessarily means a loss of identity. Application of the studies to ethnolinguistic minority groups is discussed. (AMH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism
Lambert, Wallace E. – Interchange on Educational Policy, 1978
A new approach to language instruction is proposed based on a study of the cultural and linguistic diversity at home and designed for a broad base of students beginning at the earliest grades. It should aim at functional bilinguality with the learning of the language incidental to learning about peoples and ways of life. (JMF)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Policy, Foreign Culture
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Lambert, Wallace E. – Teachers College Record, 1984
Findings are given of a cross-national study that explored the processes of children's development of identity by examining how children learn what their ethnic group is and how their group should act. Adults seem to influence cultural and personality development, with social standing being more important than ethnic background. (DF)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes
Lambert, Wallace E. – 1990
Distinctions are made between foreign language (FL) and second language (SL) teaching and learning. It is suggested that several major issues emerging in FL and SL education in the United States must be considered before substantive improvements can be made in the FL or SL competence of both native English speakers and those whose native language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Programs, Educational Change
Lambert, Wallace E. – 1973
Similarities among ethnolinguistic groups are greater than differences. It is the belief in the influence of culture and language on basic structures of thought and personality that divides groups, not the structures themselves. However, linguistic differences among ethnic groups are real. The linguistic distinctiveness of a particular ethnic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Background
Lambert, Wallace E. – 1975
The traditional discipline of foreign language teaching is ineffective and in trouble and should be replaced with a new, broader field. The new discipline should lay emphasis on the following: (1) awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity in the United States and Canada as well as abroad, (2) meeting the needs of students from all areas of…
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Child Language, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness
Lambert, Wallace E. – 1981
Social problems such as prejudice, discrimination, and societal unfairness are examined from the perspective of their association with language. Research in the psychology of language is reviewed with regard to these issues and with particular reference to the situation in Quebec. The first question addressed is the role that attitudes play both…
Descriptors: Bias, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnocentrism
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Taylor, Donald M.; Lambert, Wallace E. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1996
Examines the significance that female ethnic groups in Miami, Florida (Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Haitian) attach to heritage culture and language maintenance. Considers also the views of key majority groups (black women and white women). Reveals a consensus regarding cultural and language maintenance in the home while accepting English in the public…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism
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Lambert, Wallace E.; Taylor, Donald M. – Applied Linguistics, 1996
Examines the modes of accommodation to America of working- and middle-class mothers of Cuban heritage living in Miami, Florida, in terms of language proficiencies. Findings indicate that working-class mothers encourage their children to learn English in order to succeed, a subtractive form of bilingualism, whereas middle-class mothers encourage…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingualism, Cubans, Cultural Maintenance
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Lambert, Wallace E.; And Others – Linguistics, 1975
Examines these questions: how do America's ethno-linguistic groups adjust to the bicultural demands made on them? How are speakers of local varieties of French as opposed to other forms viewed by French-Americans? Does participation in a bilingual education program influence children's attitudes? (SCC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Childhood Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Cultural Interrelationships
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Lambert, Wallace E.; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1973
Presented the fifth progress report on a community-based educational experiment that was designed to develop a high level of bilingual competence by having English-speaking children in elementary school study through French as a medium of instruction. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students, French
Lambert, Wallace E.; Cazabon, Mary – 1994
This report describes a pilot study of the attitudes and personal estimates of progress of students who have spent 4 or more years in the Amigos two-way bilingual program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The program currently enrolls about 300 students: 50% native Spanish speakers and 50% native English speakers, approximately half of whom are African…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Intercultural Communication
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