ERIC Number: ED027515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Bilingual Education in Three Cultures, Annual Conference of the Southwest Council for Bilingual Education (El Paso, November 8-9, 1968). Reports.
Olstad, Charles, Ed.
These Reports deal with the American English, Texan Spanish, and Navajo languages and cultures. "English in Bilingual Education" by Elizabeth Ott describes the history of education in the Southwest and examines the concept and many forms of bilingualism. An example of a possible bilingual instructional program is given. "The Spanish Vernacular of Texas, a Valuable Medium in Bilingual and Bicultural Education" by Sergio D. Elizondo finds that the much denigrated "Tex-Mex" is well established and widely used as far as California, Michigan, and Ohio. The vigor of this "Texas-type" Spanish evinces the vigor of its culture; both factors must influence the formation of educational programs for the U.S. "Mexicano.""Tense, Mode and Aspect in Navajo" by Irvy W. Goossen is an overview of some of the problems met with in comparing the tenses of English with the modes of Navajo. "Interpretations of Anglo American Culture" by Chester Christian stresses the practical American efficiency responsible for a high standard of living and a bureaucracy and lack of respect for human values. It suggests that the Anglos' impatience with different cultures may be cause for their unpopularity with other cultures. "Hispanic Culture in the Southwest" by John H. Haddox outlines those cultural values weak or lacking in Anglo American society, and notes a special Mexican-American desire for cultural synthesis. (AMM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Culture, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Instructional Programs, Language Patterns, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Navajo, Spanish, Spanish Culture
Publications Manager, Dept. of Modern Languages, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001.
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Authoring Institution: Southwest Council for Bilingual Education, Las Cruces, NM.