ERIC Number: ED312897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive and Social Correlates of Bilinguality.
Tucker, G. Richard
A discussion of research on the cognitive, personal, and social correlates of bilingualism focuses on those consequences for individuals who are "caused" to become bilingual by their participation in innovative language education programs such as immersion, bilingual immersion, interlocking, or two-way bilingual programs. The purpose of this paper is to counter-balance the negatively-charged debate surrounding a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution declaring English to be the sole and official language of the country. Fuel for the controversy is seen as hinging on misunderstanding of issues related to bilingual education. The changing language education needs of language minority and language majority children are discussed, an innovative approach to language education designed to foster additive bilingualism is described, and the likely correlates of such bilingualism are identified, based on a review of relevant research literature. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.