ERIC Number: ED144343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Proposed Approach to Implement Bilingual Education Programs. Research and Synthesis of Philosophical, Theoretical and Practical Implications.
National Puerto Rican Development and Training Inst., Inc., New York, NY.
A conceptual framework for research in bilingual education programs and a set of criteria for implementing such research are proposed. The approach to experimental research in bilingual education is based on two assumptions: (1) as soon as a model is implemented in two different sites, there will be variation in the model; and (2) any effective bilingual education model includes components that entail unplanned or natural variation, e.g., meaningful involvement of people other than the model planners, such as parents and teachers, in the development of the program. The model presented relies on implementation in two or more sites for variation. The conceptual basis presented is a set of assumptions, theories and research findings in the area of general education, learning, language and culture. The model for bilingual education research proposed here was developed by a research team using three basic sources of information: (1) interviews with thirty-three experts in the areas of language development, anthropology, psycholinguistics, psychology, educational administration, political science, sociology, and other disciplines; (2) more than 250 pieces of relevant literature; and (3) detailed content analyses of a random stratified sample of 23 Title VII bilingual education program proposals. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Puerto Rican Development and Training Inst., Inc., New York, NY.
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