ERIC Number: ED102155
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Methods and Materials for Bilingual Education. Student Guide for Education 193.
Zuelow, Margo J.
This document outlines the objectives of a course in bilingual education. It first deals with curriculum planning, scheduling, and classroom management. It discusses teaching methods, and suggests home visits as a potentially valuable method. General considerations for a bilingual program are then examined. The document sets forth the objective of a bilingual program as: to give all children the opportunity to become fully articulate, literate, and broadly educated in two languages and sensitive to two cultures. Five main areas are considered which are deemed necessary to attain this objective. They are: (a) content or subject matter, (b) time, (c) methods and materials, (d) teachers, and (e) evaluation. Lastly, the question of one teacher or two for a bilingual class is considered. In this document, the concept of two teachers is preferred for the following reasons: (a) it gives greater assurance that the children will learn an authentic native accent in both languages and will acquire more authentic understanding of both cultures; (b) it holds the promise of a more interesting and varied program of learning activities; and (c) it is in its very format an example of cross-cultural education. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Kuskokwim Community Coll., Bethel, AK.