ERIC Number: ED303528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Delivering Academic Excellence to Culturally Diverse Populations (Language Development through Math/Science Activities). Conference Proceedings (Saddle Brook, New Jersey, December 7-8, 1984).
Bilotta, Cynthia, Ed.
This document includes the proceedings of a conference that made the following points about American society now and in the future: (1) racial changes in demographics require preparing urban minority students for entrance into scientific and technological fields; (2) the science/mathematics education movement of the late 1950s into the 1970s has failed to prepare a scientifically literate labor pool; and (3) the efficiency of language instruction across all segments of society must be improved, but especially for students with limited English proficiency. The major conclusion of the conference is that science and mathematics instruction must be combined with English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. Major presentations are the following: (1) "A Report That Changed History" (Milton S. Goldberg); (2) "Teacher Education and Language Development through Math and Science: New Jersey's Response" (Martin S. Friedman); and (3) "Science and Math: A Natural Context for Language Development" (Edward A. De Avila). Panel discussions were "Learning for the 21st Century" (Stanley Kluj), and "The Role of ESL Teacher in Reinforcing Language Development for Student Progress in Math or Science Classes" (Joyce Penfield). Concurrent sessions include the following plenary sessions: (1) "Using Learning Strategies to Understand Secondary Science Presentations" (Anna Uhl Chamot and J. Michael O'Malley); and (2) "Language Development in a Piagetian Beginning Arithmetic Program" (Constance Kamii); and the following concurrent sessions: (1) "A Review of Research on Learning Styles: Implications for the Development and Implementation of CAI for Bilingual Teacher Training" (Mary Farrell); (2) "Cooperative Learning: Grouping with a Twist" (Patricia Klagholz); (3) "Articulating Math, Science and Bilingual Teacher Training" (Annette Lopez and Mark O'Shea); (4) "Computer-Assisted Bilingual Math Instruction for Elementary Students" (Patricia Mullinex); and (5) "Booting Up: Broadening Computer Access to Hispanic High School Students" (Marietta Saravia-Shore). Two brief lists of related publications, and a list of presenters are included. (FMW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English for Science and Technology, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Integrated Curriculum, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Curriculum, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Relevance (Education), Science Curriculum, Secondary School Students, Urban Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Teaneck, NY. Peter Sammartino Coll. of Education.
Note: The conference was sponsored by the Bilingual Education Skills and Training Center of the Peter Sammartino College of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University.