ERIC Number: ED122927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-19
Reference Count: 0
Preschool Bilingual/Bicultural Education for Spanish-Speaking/Surnamed Children: A Research Review and Strategy Paper.
Padilla, Amado M.; And Others
This state of the art review and research strategy paper identifies some of the educational, political and social issues involved in bilingual-bicultural (bl/bc) education for Spanish speaking/surnamed (ss/s) children and makes recommendations for more refined research. Aspects of bl/bc education for ss/s children included in the paper are: (1) presentation of the history of the major evolutionary trends leading to the development of bl/bc education for 3-5 year old ss/s children; (2) discussion of the socialization practices among ss/s parents, changes that may occur in child rearing practices and related family dynamics as a consequence of school entry, and parental and community attitudes towards bl/bc education; (3) identification of the major research issues in child language acquisition and bilingualism, such as language learning, language input variables, discourse patterns, language processing strategies, personality formation and cognitive development; (4) examination of preschool bl/bc programs for ss/s children, including program objectives, curricula, teacher training programs, and program evaluation. A total of 43 recommendations to OCD for the implementation of research and service programs in the area of bl/bc education are summarized in the final section. Also included is an appendix (in chart form) which lists detailed information about bl/bc Title VII programs with preschools. (Author/ED)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Community Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Government Role, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Research Needs, Second Language Learning, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Spanish Speaking, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research and Development Program.