ERIC Number: ED240882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement. Multilingual Matters 10.
Rivera, Charlene, Ed.
Selected papers from a symposium that was a component of the National Institute of Education's Assessment of Language Proficiency of Bilingual Persons Project are presented. The project's objectives were to pursue basic research on the nature of language proficiency and its measurement and to provide teachers with current knowledge of language proficiency assessment issues for improving classroom practice. The papers include: "Wanted: A Theoretical Framework for Relating Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement among Bilingual Students" (Jim Cummins); "On Cummins' Theoretical Framework" (Fred Genessee); "On Some Theoretical Frameworks for Language Proficiency" (Michael Canale); "A Note on the Dangers of Terminological Innovation" (Bernard Spolsky); "SCALP: Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Proficiency" (Rudolph C. Troike); "A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Cummins' Current Framework for Relating Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement" (Benji Wald); and "Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement Revisited: A Response" (Jim Cummins). (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingualism, Conference Proceedings, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Linguistic Theory, Social Influences, Sociolinguistics
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Bank House, 8A Hill Road, Clevedon, Avon BS21 7HH, England (4.90 pounds sterling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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