ERIC Number: ED250925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: A Review of Research Literature. No. 175.
Larter, Sylvia; Cheng, Maisy
A review of 110 studies of bilingualism and bilingual education or related topics focuses on investigations of the effects of bilingual education and bilingualism on the academic and cognitive development of children and young adults. The review is divided into sections covering: speaking; listening; writing and language skills; reading; general language proficiency; language usage; mathematics; science; study skills; cognitive and linguistic strategy and development; self concept; classroom behavior; school attendance; student orientation, attitudes, and motivation; language aptitude; personality; social development; language/learning disabilities; student employment; parent attitudes and involvement; teacher and principal attitudes; teacher employment; instructional materials; teaching styles and methods of instruction; and bilingual education as an intervening or dependent variable. Other bodies of related literature are briefly reviewed, and a concluding summary outlines some major themes and ties them to the theory of language and thought developed by Vygotsky. An annotated reference list and a bibliography of other literature reviews and theoretical works of interest are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attendance, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Educational Research, Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Usage, Learning Disabilities, Listening Skills, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Self Esteem, Speech Skills, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Development, Student Employment, Student Motivation, Study Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Employment, Teaching Styles, Writing Instruction
Board of Education for the City of Toronto, 155 College St., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1P6, Canada ($6.00, plus $1.50 handling per order).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.