ERIC Number: ED239011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Asian- and Pacific-American Perspectives in Bilingual Education: Comparative Research.
Chu-Chang, Mae, Ed.; Rodriguez, Victor, Ed.
The articles in this book together provide a state-of-the-art review of bilingual education research specifically dealing with Asian and Pacific Americans. Following an introduction by Mae Chu-Chang, chapters are grouped into 3 sections. In Section I, "Bilingual and Biliteracy Acquisition," works include (1) "The Basic Grammatical Structures of Selected Asian Languages and English," by Charles Li; (2) "English Language Acquisition by Speakers of Asian Languages," by Kenji Hakuta; (3) "Speech and Script Relations in Some Asian Languages," by William S-Y Wang; (4) "Cognitive Processing of Various Orthographies," by Ovid J.L. Tzeng; and (5) "Biliteracy Acquisition and Its Sociocultural Effects," by Agnes M. Niyekawa. Articles in Section II, "Assessment," include (6) "Cognitive Assessment of Asian-Americans," by Jayjia Hsia; (7) "Limited English Speaking, Handicapped, and Poor: Triple Threat in Childhood," by Kenyon S. Chan; and (8) "Assessment of Self-Concept: Bilingual Asian-American Children," by Kalei Inn. Section III, "Bilingual Education Instruction," contains (9) "Code-Switching Strategies in Bilingual Instructional Settings," by Chui-Lim Tsang; and (10) "Patterns of Classroom Interaction with Pacific Islands Children: The Importance of Cultural Differences," by Cathie Jordan, Kathryn Hu-Pei Au, and Ann K. Joesting. Several of the papers in this publication were originally presented at the "Symposium on Bilingual Research: Asian/Pacific American Perspectives," held September 3-5, 1980, in Los Alamitos, California. (GC)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Pacific Americans, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($17.95).
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