ERIC Number: ED283366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Brief Case for Bilingual Preschools.
Dolson, David P.
Many more bilingual preschool programs are needed. Bilingual programs provide an environment where language minority students acquire English. Bilingual educators use innovative as well as time-tested methods to expose students to the English language. Instruction in and through the minority language assists students in developing the academic foundation that will serve as the basis for future academic and vocational success. Bilingual programs also seem to be conducive to positive psychosocial adjustment. Students develop constructive viewpoints about both their own ethnic group and mainstream society. A side benefit is bilingualism, an important national resource. When properly implemented, bilingual education can produce citizens with all the language, academic, and psychosocial attributes necessary to contribute to a progressive America. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Second Language Learning by Young Children; see FL 016 716.