ERIC Number: ED168306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Spanish Language Materials for the Spanish Speaker: An Overview of the State of the Art.
Clarkson, William M.
The field of Spanish language instruction for bilingual Chicanos has been an area of pedagogical neglect within most college and university language departments. In the past, teachers wishing to implement a significant modification in their approach and methodology found the task virtually impossible because of a scarcity of commercially prepared materials. The recent appearance of several titles on the commercial market indicates that this trend of neglect may be drawing to a close. This paper reviews eight of these works which represent a cross section of the pedagogical approaches as well as a large portion of the currently available Spanish language textbooks for the Spanish speaker. The literature reviewed includes books by Paulline Baker, Marie Esman Barker, Fidel de Leon, Rosa Kestelman, Susan Maiztegui, Lequerica de la Vega, Sara and Carmen Salazar Parr, Guadalupe C. Quintanilla, James B. Silman, Guadalupe Valdes Fallis and Richard V. Teschner. For each of the books there is a description and analysis of the contents. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Students, Cultural Education, Grammar, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Literature Reviews, Native Speakers, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, State of the Art Reviews, Tape Recordings, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Vocabulary, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the joint Conference of SCOLT, TFLA and TEXTESOL (San Antonio, Texas, October 1978)