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ERIC Number: ED140667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Theoretical Perspectives on Bilingual Education Programs. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 13.
Paulston, Christina Bratt
This paper discusses some major theories of social and educational change (e.g., evolutionary theory, structural functional theory, systems theory, group conflict theory, and cultural revival and social movement theory), and delineates the identification and interpretation of variables relevant to an understanding of bilingual education within the framework of each particular theory. The basic premise of the paper is that each theory will identify differently the key variables and their relationships, and consequently the answers they seek will differ. (Author)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Educational Change, Educational Theories, English (Second Language), Evolution, Immersion Programs, Language of Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Learning Theories, Linguistic Competence, Second Language Learning, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Methods, Theories
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.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Sweden