ERIC Number: ED146785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Language Education of Minority Children: Selected Readings.
Spolsky, Bernard, Ed.
This volume on the language education of minority children is divided into three sections: (1) Multilingualism in the United States, (2) Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, and (3) Language Education in Practice. Following an introductory essay, "The Language Education of Minority Children," by Bernard Spolsky, the articles in the first section include: "The Language Problems of American Indian Children," by Sirarpi Ohannessian; "The Codes of the Spanish-English Bilingual," by Donald M. Lance; and "Social Class or Culture? A Fundamental Issue in the Education of Culturally Different Students," by Frank Angel. Articles in the second section are: "Bilingualism and Education," by A. Bruce Gaarder; "Bilingualism and Thought," by John Macnamara; "Bilingualism as a Social Force," by Ralph W. Yarborough; "Bilingual Education in a Sociolinguistic Perspective," by Joshua A. Fishman and John Lovas; and "Bilingual Education Programs in the United States: For Assimilation or Pluralism?" by Rolf Kjolseth. The six articles in the third section include: "Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Problems and Priorities," by Mary Finocchiaro; "Educational Considerations for Teaching Standard English to Negro Children," by Joan C. Baratz; "Barriers to Successful Reading for Second-Language Students at the Secondary Level," by Joyce Morris; "The Language of Tests for Young Children," by Graeme Kennedy; "Are We Really Measuring Proficiency with Our Foreign Language Tests?" by Eugene Briere; and "The Limits of Language Education," by Bernard Spolsky. (CLK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Black Dialects, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Minority Group Children, Multilingualism, Nonstandard Dialects, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Spanish Speaking
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