ERIC Number: ED329635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Bilingual Education: Issues and Strategies.
Padilla, Amado M., Ed.; And Others
This collection of 16 studies examines the wide variety of issues surrounding bilingual education and reviews program design, evaluation, and classroom strategies. The following chapters review the 20-year history of bilingual education and concomitant political issues: (1) "Bilingual Education: Issues and Perspectives" (A. M. Padilla); and (2) "History of Language Minority Education in the United States" (M. Malakoff and K. Hakuta). The following chapters provide a generally nontechnical review of the major issues involved in conducting research in language education: (3) "Language and Cognition in Bilingual Children" (K. Hakuta); (4) "Rationales for Native Language Instruction: Evidence from Research" (C. E. Snow); and (5) "African American Dialects and Schooling: A Review" (H. H. Fairchild and S. Edwards-Evans). The following chapters deal with the development and evaluation of bilingual programs: (6) "Bilingual Immersion Education: Criteria for Program Development" (K. J. Lindholm); (7) "Development of a Bilingual Education Plan" (C. M. Valdez and C. P. Gregoire); and (8) "Evaluation of an Elementary School Bilingual Immersion Program" (K. J. Lindholm and H. H. Fairchild). The following chapters focus on specific guidelines for how teachers can accomplish many of the goals outlined in previous chapters, with an emphasis on teaching content and language simultaneously: (9) "Combining Language and Content for Second-Language Students" (D. Christian, G. Spanos, J. Crandall, C. Simich-Dudgeon, and K. Willets); (10) "Language and Problem Solving: Some Examples from Math and Science" (G. Spanos and J. Crandall); (11) "Innovative Second-Language Instruction at the University" (M. A. Snow and D. M. Brinton); (12) "Dialogue Journal Writing: Effective Student-Teacher Communication" (J. K. Peyton); (13) "Beginning at the Beginning: First-Grade ESL Students Learn to Write" (J. K. Peyton); (14) "Cooperative Learning: Instructing Limited-English-Proficient Students in Heterogeneous Classes" (E. Jacob and B. Mattson); (15) "Material Needed for Bilingual Immersion Programs" (K. Willetts and D. Christian); and (16) "Innovations in Bilingual Education: Contributions from Foreign Language Education" (H. H. Fairchild and A. M. Padilla). Each chapter includes a list of references. (FMW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Instructional Innovation, Politics of Education, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Research Problems, Second Language Instruction
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