ERIC Number: ED226606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Communicative Competence in Bilingual Education--Theory and Research, Packet I. Language Proficiency Acquisition, Assessment, and Communicative Behavior, Series B. Teacher Edition. Bilingual Education Teacher Training Packets.
Calderon, Margarita; Cummins, Jim
A bilingual education teacher training packet (teacher's edition) on theories and research concerning bilingual education, second language acquisition, and communicative competence is presented. A theoretical framework for integrating these theories and a theoretical rationale for bilingual education are also presented. In addition to state-of-the-art reviews, the packet contains: a syllabus, a pretest and answer key, a glossary, learning activity objectives, a small group activity plan and discussion items, discussion item answer key, a posttest and answer key, and a discussion of the implications of the theoretical frameworks for teacher trainers. Narrative materials are presented on the following topics: (1) demographic context of bilingual education; (2) historical definitions of bilingual education; (3) communicative competence theories; (4) first and second language acquisition theoretical frameworks; (5) the myth of bilingual handicaps; (6) research findings regarding mother tongue development as a positive force; and (7) implications for syllabus design and materials development, teaching methods, and teacher training. One section of the packet entitled, "A Theoretical Rationale for Bilingual Education," by Jim Cummins, includes information on seven bilingual education program evaluations, along with a framework that addresses the complexity of first and second language relationships and the devleopmental relationships between first and second language proficiency. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Communicative Competence (Languages), Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Native Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Education
Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX 75204 ($1.60).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center, Dallas.
Note: For related documents, see FL 013 515-520.