ERIC Number: ED111180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
New Approaches to Bilingual Bicultural Education, No. 4: Field Sensitivity and Field Independence in Children.
Ramirez, Manuel, III; And Others
This teaching manual is the fourth in a series of seven (accompanied by a manual of self-assessment units) that have been designed for use in bilingual/bicultural programs. The components of the series may be used either individually or together. This manual is intended to familiarize teachers with ways of measuring cognitive styles in children. The teacher's objective is to determine whether a particular child is field sensitive, field independent, or "bicognitive." Two techniques of measuring cognitive style in children, the Portable Rod and Frame Test and the Child Embedded Figures Test, are described, along with their shortcomings. The major part of the manual describes how teachers can determine cognitive styles by observing children in the school setting, with the aid of"Child Rating Forms." These observations are used in assigning children to one of three instructional groups, and a different teaching strategy is used with each group. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Tests, Cultural Differences, Learning, Measurement Instruments, Observation, Programed Instructional Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Dissemination Center for Bilingual Bicultural Education, 6504 Tracor Lane, Austin, Texas 78721 ($0.60, set of eight manuals $5.20)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.; Systems and Evaluation in Education, Santa Cruz, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Embedded Figures Test; Rod and Frame Test