ERIC Number: ED311730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Literature Review: Research Findings on Students' Use of Hawaii Creole (Pidgin) English and Relationships with Standard English and School Achievement in Hawaii. Revised.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Superintendent.
A review of literature relating to the use of Hawaiian pidgin and standard English and their relationship to school achievement was undertaken in response to concerns regarding state educational policy for language use and proficiency. The research reviewed includes pidgin and creole studies, second language acquisition research, and studies of prior language intervention programs in Hawaii. Relevant Hawaii-specific research focuses primarily on elementary school children's reading and oral language development. The findings in school language learning include research on reading achievement and related measures, oral story comprehension, and standard English and Hawaiian creole relationships. Materials on classroom instruction are also reviewed. A two-page reference list is provided, and appended materials include a statement of the board of education's policy on standard English and oral communication, and acknowledgements. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Creoles, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Indigenous Populations, Instructional Materials, Language Patterns, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Role, Pidgins, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Standard Spoken Usage, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Superintendent.