ERIC Number: ED296582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Schooling for Language Minority Students. New Focus, NCBE Occasional Papers in Bilingual Education, No. 1.
Garcia, Eugene E.
Language minority students can be served effectively by schools that are organized to develop educational structures and processes that take into consideration both the broader attributes of effective schooling practices and the specific attributes relevant to language minority students. Effective classrooms exemplify instructional strategies that build on socialization factors in the population. In some cases, this instruction is characterized by student-to-student communication about academic material, building on culturally relevant interaction strategies and promoting higher-order linguistic and cognitive functioning. Specific effective programs reviewed in this paper include three Phonenix, Arizona elementary school curricula and the J. Calvin Lauderbach School program in Chula Vista, California. A serious body of literature addressing instructional practices, organization, and effects is emerging. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Wheaton, MD.