ERIC Number: ED125253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Ethnic Relations and Bilingual Education: Accounting for Contradictory Data. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 6.
Paulston, Christina Bratt
This paper examines the contradictory data of research studies on bilingual education from the viewpoint that such data will make sense only if we consider bilingual education as the result of societal factors rather than as the cause of certain behaviors in children. Schermerhorn's theoretical framework for research on ethnic relations (with the independent variables of sequences of interaction, degree of enclosure, and degree of control) is utilized in an attempt to account for the various results of bilingual education programs. Wallace's scheme of revitalization movements is also briefly touched upon. (Author)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingualism, Cultural Interrelationships, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Ethnic Relations, Ethnology, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Research, Second Language Learning, Social Integration, Social Systems, Sociocultural Patterns
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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