ERIC Number: ED178496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
One Perspective on Multicultural Education. An Opinion Paper.
Amodeo, Luiza B.
An examination of the linguistic behavior of monolingual and bilingual Spanish-speaking children in an environment where there is opportunity to develop proficiency in two languages is examined. A review of the literature concerned with the relationship of learning processes to psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic contexts precedes an examination of the influence that language conflict may exert on minority students' academic achievement levels. Several intervention programs designed to equalize the social and language skills of minority children with those of a larger society are discussed. Criticisms and suggestions regarding the effectiveness of such programs are presented. A reference list of 43 sources is appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Children, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Failure, Language Acquisition, Learning Theories, Low Achievement, Multicultural Education, Program Effectiveness, Psycholinguistics, Self Concept, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Sociolinguistics, Spanish Speaking, Stereotypes
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A