ERIC Number: ED144382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Language and Bilingual Education.
Siegrist, David Stephen
This manual attempts to provide practical and useful linguistic information for classroom teachers and classroom aides in bilingual programs, K to 12. It stresses the importance of teamwork in any bilingual program, a team consisting of teachers, aides, volunteers and student tutors. The goal of the manual is to help teachers and aides become more effective in bilingual programs by means of the following objectives: (1) recognition of the positive advantages to the learner and society resulting from bilingual education; (2) awareness that to teach bilingually, one must first know: (a) what language is, (b) that language has rules, and (c) that language and culture are inseparable; (3) awareness of the various approaches to teaching/learning language in bilingual programs; (4) respect for the child's language(s); (5) recognition of available resources; (6) recognition that language is learned through experiencing, listening and speaking, prior to reading and writing; (7) recognition that initial instruction must occur in the learner's dominant language; and (8) recognition that language is in a constant state of change. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Reading Instruction, Reading Tests, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona.
Authoring Institution: N/A