ERIC Number: ED212154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Matching the Cognitive Styles of Bilingual Students.
Baecher, Richard E.
In response to practical questions about bilingual student needs, this paper addresses three issues. First, it describes a conceptual framework identified as "educational cognitive style" whereby the characteristics of bilingual learners and the modes of understanding of an educational task can be modeled and therefore matched. Second, it illustrates a technique formulated by Dr. Joseph E. Hill for determining the degree of match between the educational cognitive styles of bilingual students and the mode of understanding of a famous work of Hispanic children's literature, ("Santiago" by Pura Belpre). Finally, based on the results of the degree of match, it suggests some useful and practical strategies that the practitioner and curriculum specialist might employ in augmenting the educational cognitive style of the bilingual learner and/or the educational environment in which bilingual instruction is conducted. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Modalities, Models, Spanish Speaking, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.