ERIC Number: ED060750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Home-School Language Switch Program: Grades K through Five.
Lambert, W. E.; Tucker, G. R.
The experimental program described in this report provided English-speaking Canadian children with elementary schooling exclusively in French for kindergarten and grade 1, and then from grade 2 through grade 5 mainly in French except for two half-hour periods of English language arts. The guiding principle for this form of bilingual education (referred to as a home-school language switch) is that priority for early bilingual schooling should be given to the language or languages least likely to be otherwise developed or most likely to be neglected. Several questions concerning results observed thus far are considered in the report, involving evaluation of the children's language development, cognitive development, and attitudes. (VM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Children, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Experiments, English, French, Kindergarten, Language Programs, Language Skills, Measurement Techniques, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Sociolinguistics
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: In "Conference on Child Language," preprints of papers presented at the Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 22-24, 1971, p139-147