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ERIC Number: ED066939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-1
Pages: 9
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Some Sociological Factors in Educating Bilinguals.
Huntsman, Beverly S.
The sensitive area of language attitude as it relates to cultural and educational stereotyping should be explored openly and frankly in the classroom to erase false ideas and misbeliefs about language usage. The "Corrective Approach" in English-as-a-second-language instruction, which assumes that Standard English exists, is necessary for improved intellectual performance, and is best acquired through constant correction, should be abandoned in favor of methods that allow the student to see realistically the role of language in society. This way the student will not be required to judge only himself and his performance against a so-called norm of Standard English, a comparison which reduces the student's opinion of himself and, therefore, his chances of future success. (VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Sixth Annual TESOL Convention, March 1, 1972, Washington, D.C.