ERIC Number: ED153758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Bilingual Education: An Appraisal of Empirical Research.
Zappert, Laraine Testa; Cruz, B. Roberto
The volume presents an appraisal of the empirical research in Bilingual Education. Over 180 research studies and project evaluations were reviewed and evaluated for the soundness of their research designs. Chapter I presents a discussion of the types of research conducted in bilingual education. It includes an introduction to the problems encountered in such research, and a description of the objective criteria used in selecting the research included in the volume. Chapter II presents an examination of the effects of bilingual education and bilingualism on the academic, cognitive and affective aspects of student performance -- the development of oral language skills, reading and writing ability, mathematics and social studies achievement, cognitive functioning, cultural attitudes and school attendance. In Chapter III the findings of the methodologically sound research are described, and their implications for policy-making decisions on bilingual education programs are discussed. This chapter also includes a discussion of future directions in research on bilingual education. The charts in Chapter IV illustrate the methodological weaknesses of a particular study or project evaluation which was excluded. Chapter V is a comprehensive research bibliography of studies and project evaluations included and excluded in the volume. It provides the necessary reference information required to locate the original research source. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Attendance, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Development, Educational Research, Language Acquisition, Mathematics Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Ability, Research Criteria, Research Design, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes
BAHIA Press, 2168 Shattuck Avenue, Room 216, Berkeley, California 94704 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bay Area Bilingual Education League, Berkeley, CA.; Berkeley Unified School District, CA.