ERIC Number: ED243595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
The Why, What, and How of a Bilingual Approach for Young Children [and] El Porque, el Cual y el Como de un Enfoque Bilingue para Ninos Preescolares.
Flores, Alfredo R.; Riley, Mary Tom
This guide, in parallel English and Spanish volumes, provides information necessary for implementing bilingual/multicultural programs. Section 1 defines and describes the bilingual approach, examining instructional goals, rationale, philosophical justification, legal foundations, and practical considerations. Section 2 discusses attitudinal concerns, implementation problems, self-assessment instruments, and general strategies for attitude improvement. Bilingual requirements, the processes of language development and second language learning, language assessment and variation, testing procedures, and language teaching strategies are presented in Section 3. The importance of culture is emphasized in Section 4 through discussions of values, providing choices, and integrating cultures and contributions of all groups. Section 5 introduces curriculum ideas and strategies for implementing the bilingual approach. Parental involvement is outlined in Section 6. The concluding section discusses additional aids for the monolingual staff. The text is illustrated with many photographs of children, teachers, and parents. (BJD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Improvement, Language Acquisition, Monolingualism, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Program Implementation, Second Language Learning, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Dallas, TX. Region 6.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Inst. for Child and Family Studies.
Note: Booklet was subject of a presentation given at the National Head Start Association Conference (Detroit, MI, April 15-18, 1982).