ERIC Number: ED076613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Revising the Attitude Toward Bilingual Scale for Use in the Northeast.
Greene, John F.; Zirkel, Perry A.
An instrument to determine attitudes of Anglo- and Mexican-American parents toward Spanish-English bilingualism has been developed. This study examines the feasibility of revising this instrument to measure attitudes toward Puerto Rican bilingualism. Ninety-two Puerto Rican, 39 black, and 34 white parents with children in elementary schools in Connecticut were interviewed. Bilingual parents had a more positive and restricted range of scores than monolingual ones. A larger number of poor responses to items came from the bilingual parents. Each ethnic group showed a relatively positive attitude toward bilingualism and the attitudes of blacks and whites were similar. (RS)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25 - March 1, 1973)