ERIC Number: ED125241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Successful Immersion Education in North America. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 5.
The success of various French immersion programs in Canada and of one Spanish immersion program for English speakers in Culver City, California, has prompted the author to define "successful" and to attempt to identify ingredients desirable in an immersion program. A tentative 14-point checklist for a successful immersion program is provided, both for English speakers learning through immersion in another language and for non-English speakers learning through English immersion. Nine ingredients which have not been present in the so-called English "immersion" of, for example, Mexican Americans in the U.S. Southwest are identified. Other factors which may mitigate against the success of an immersion education are noted. In conclusion, it is noted that immersion education for non-English speakers is still a research question and needs to draw as much as possible on those ingredients that have made immersion work for the English-speaking child. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), French, Immersion Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Programs, Language Research, Mexican Americans, Non English Speaking, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Bilingual Education Project, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
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