ERIC Number: ED219969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Current Issues in Bilingual Education. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (Washington, D.C., 1980).
Alatis, James E., Ed.
The proceedings of the Georgetown Round Table on Bilingual Education discuss the topic in seven sections: (1) aspects of bilingualism, (2) bilingual assessment, (3) research directions in bilingual education, (4) new developments, (5) bilingualism as a factor in interpretation and translation, (6) the current state level trend in the assessment of language minority students, and (7) cross-cultural communication. Within these sections, the following topics are addressed: ethnicity; language skills and student placement; ethnographic research; language proficiency; psychological, social, and linguistic analysis of the language minority child; community factors; special education; biliteracy in grade 1; the input hypothesis; the training of interpreters; trends in student assessment in Massachusetts, Texas, California, and Illinois; bilingualism in the People's Republic of China; learning styles and vocabulary instruction; classroom techniques and code-switching; positive effects of bilingualism on science problem solving abilities; second language learning as it affects Chinese children in American classrooms; and cross-cultural communication in the classroom. (AMH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Classroom Communication, Cross Cultural Training, Ethnography, Interpreters, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Learning Modalities, Minority Groups, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Testing, Translation
Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC 20057 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. School of Languages and Linguistics.