ERIC Number: ED261535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Affective Considerations in Bilingual Education: Problems and Solutions.
Amoriggi, Helen D.; Gefteas, Deborah J.
Problems related to the self-concept of the bilingual child and a variety of solutions to the problems are the subject of this paper. An introductory section briefly examines the nature of the self, the role of significant others in self development, the relationship between self-concept and school achievement, and teacher attitudes and self concept. Subsequent sections address four areas identified from the literature as those in which recurring self-concept development problems occur in this population: cultural diversity, teacher and staff attitudes, affective development in the classroom, and parent and community involvement. Solutions are offered in these areas in the form of suggestions for curriculum and material development, educational strategies, teacher training, and improvement of home-school relationships. Specific materials and activities are suggested. A bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Objectives, Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Material Development, Parent Participation, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1555 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Rosslyn, VA 22209.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.; National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Rosslyn, VA.