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ERIC Number: ED055482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-6
Pages: 17
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Facilitating the Self-Actualization of Franco-Americans.
Dugas, Donald G.
Bilingual programs should focus on promoting psychosocial growth rather than language growth. Risk taking, change, and creativity should characterize the approach to bilingual education. Traditional ideas about language learning may not be suitable. It is not necessarily true that children cannot learn a second language unless it is taught to them. The behavioristic, audiolingual approach may not be the best for the bilingual child. Bilingual educators should not be overly concerned about the orthodoxy of their methods. The corrective approach to language teaching may not be the most appropriate one for the young bilingual child. Promoting psychosocial growth involves educating teachers and generating community involvement. The students must be given the basic tools to manage their own growth in two languages at an early age. (VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Meeting, New Orleans, La., March 6, 1971