ERIC Number: ED060754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Development of Pre-Reading Skills in a Second Language or Dialect.
The bilingual education program in a given community should be based on a sociolinguistic assessment of that community, and community members should be involved in assessing the surrounding bilingual reality and in deciding whether they wish to mirror that reality in the biliteracy program. This paper presents alternatives for bilingual programs based on the nature and objectives of the community. The program models presented illustrate the relative use of the native language or dialect and the second language or dialect in areas of concept development, prereading skills, written and oral language development, and reading instruction. (VM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Child Language, Community Influence, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Developmental Reading, Diagrams, Early Childhood Education, Language Programs, Language Skills, Nonstandard Dialects, Prereading Experience, Program Design, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Models
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, p241-263