ERIC Number: ED297601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Why Do We Want To Learn English? Ask Us!
Rodriguez, Adriana Pellicari
A study examined the relationship between self-concept and motivation to learn English among Puerto Rican upper elementary school children from low socioeconomic status families. Fifty-seven native Spanish-speaking students attending urban bilingual education programs rated themselves on a pictorial self-concept scale and responded to a Likert-type scale of motivation to learn English. Analysis of the findings indicates that the students have more open attitudes toward the acquisition of English when they view the second language for personal gain or achievement of success rather than for total integration into mainstream society. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (17th, Houston, TX, April 27-May 1, 1988).