ERIC Number: ED028427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-15
What Classroom Teachers Should Know About Bilingual Education.
Zintz, Miles V.
Chapter I of this classroom teacher's guide to bilingual education discusses cross-cultural education and English language learning, with illustrations from Navaho, Alaskan Indian, Zuni, and Mexican-American cultures. It is stressed that teachers must be alert to the differences in languages, values, customs, and the cultural heritage of their students. They must understand their students' feelings, attitudes, and emotional responses. One way of life or one language for communication is not better, or "more right." than another. Chapter II discusses several basic linguistic principles and components of language. Some contrastive points of Spanish and English grammar and pronunciation are also presented, in non-linguistic terminology. In Chapter III, some techniques for teaching oral substitution, expansion, and transformation practices are illustrated. Chapter IV presents some techniques for developing vocabulary and briefly describes several TESOL texts. Chapter V defines and discusses some principles underlying bilingual education and cites programs observed in South Africa, Wales, Canada, and Miami, Florida. Materials for Spanish-English bilingual programs, and selected bilingual readings for classroom teachers are listed. Annotated bibliographies of studies on cultures, language, vocabulary, and TESOL texts are appended. (AMM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bibliographies, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Instructional Materials, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.