ERIC Number: ED188452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Bilingual Multicultural Education and the Professional: From Theory to Practice.
Trueba, Henry T., Ed.; Barnett-Mizrahi, Carol, Ed.
A general text on bilingual multicultural education geared toward teachers, teacher trainers, supervisors, administrators, researchers, and other professionals in the field, at both the preservice and inservice levels, is presented. Contents are as follows: a historical, philosophical, and legal introduction to bilingual education; theoretical issues concerning language, culture, cognition, and the development of practical instructional designs as well as bilingual education models; the teaching of science, mathematics, reading, and social sciences in bilingual programs; second language teaching and its theoretical and applied aspects; the problems of evaluation; and current and controversial issues. Some specific topics of articles include: (1) classroom organization in the bilingual setting; (2) some basic sociolinguistic concepts; (3) ethnographic research on bilingual education; (4) a psychological framework for setting the stage for learning; (5) the role of attitudes and motivation in second language acquisition; (6) communicative competence; (7) natural language assessment; (8) measuring intercultural acceptance; (9) the compatibility of TESOL and bilingual education; (10) the Lau Decision reconsidered; (11) standard versus dialect in bilingual education; and (12) parent and community involvement. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Objectives, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnography, Language Attitudes, Language Dominance, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Studies, Sociolinguistics
Newbury House Publishers, 54 Warehouse Lane, Rowley, MA 01969 ($15.95)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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