ERIC Number: ED316037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Interactional Style of Teachers and Parents during Bilingual Instruction.
Garcia, Eugene E.
Spanish/English bilingual kindergarten teachers and parents serving as instructional aides in the same bilingual education classrooms served as subjects in a study on classroom interaction. Audio/video recordings of small-group instruction sessions of teachers and parents were subjected to discourse analysis. A point of interest was the qualitative character of teacher/parent interaction, with specific attention to linguistic and cognitive attributes. Results indicate that both teacher and parent discourse is highly teacher-oriented, with both parents and teachers dominating lesson discourse and keeping children to the topic. Such a similarity between teachers and parents is examined with regard to the language development needs of language minority students in early childhood. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Bilingual Teachers, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Kindergarten, Language Research, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Small Group Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Speech Skills, Story Telling, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Styles, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Garcia, Herman S. and Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez. Ethnolinguistic Issues in Education, 1988. For a related document, see ED 309 002.