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ERIC Number: ED193942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Student and Home Variables to Language Proficiency and Reading Achievement of Bilingual Children.
Rodriguez-Brown, Flora V.; Junker, Linda K.
This study explores the relationship between different home and school variables and reading achievement in bilingual children. The subjects of the study are 130 first- and third-grade children attending bilingual programs. Language proficiency and dominance tests were administered to the children and a questionnaire was sent to their parents. The findings suggest that length of residence in the U. S. is one of the main variables in determining achievement in L2. The discussion relates the methodology and findings to implications for bilingual instruction as well as to research needs that could help teachers and school systems understand and serve better the needs of culturally and linguistically different children. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).