ERIC Number: ED226877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Culture and the Bilingual Classroom: Studies in Classroom Ethnography.
Trueba, Henry T., Ed.; And Others
The 13 papers are grouped into 2 sections: "General Theoretical and Methodological Issues," and "Microethnographic Studies of Minority Culture Children in the Classroom." Section I includes five papers which cover the following topics: approaches to inquiry in school-community ethnography which are qualitative, yet quantitative; the validity and importance of ethnography for bilingual education; ethnographic monitoring; culturally responsive education; ethnography as a way to achieve Lau Remedies II; and the collaborative relationship of the teacher and researcher in classroom research. Section II includes eight papers, grouped according to the population under investigation: Native Americans, Hawaiian Americans, Mexican Americans, Black Americans, and Puerto Rican Americans. The following topics are covered: cultural differences in the way an Odawa Indian teacher and a non-Indian teacher organize participation structures in the classroom; the social organization of behavior in getting ready for reading in an Alaskan Athabaskan classroom; a culturally responsive solution to teaching reading to Hawaiian children; ethnographic monitoring and awareness of a Chicano student's performance; the public schools, management systems, and minority students; use of metaphrasing by Black and White eighth grade students to structure classroom participation; social contexts for ethnic borders and school failure; and the potential contributions of anthropology to educational research. (NQA)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Blacks, Classroom Research, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Anthropology, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnography, Hawaiians, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Reading Readiness, School Community Relationship, Sociolinguistics, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Styles, Verbal Communication
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., 68 Middle Road, Rowley, MA, 01969 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Midwest Organization for Materials Development.