ERIC Number: ED334841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-31
Conference on Research in Language and Education: An Agenda for the Future (Lake Arrowhead, California, January 28-31, 1989). Task and Project Summaries.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Language Education and Research.
Seven research tasks and related projects undertaken by the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) are described in a series of summary reports. For each specific task, an introductory section outlines the background, relevant research, and scope of the task. Subsequent sections contain reports of studies done as part of the task, each written by the project director. The seven tasks (beginning with task 2) include: (1) uncovering new knowledge about improving the academic learning skills of language minority students in the areas of reading, writing, and reasoning skills and as development of those skills relates to the classroom environment; (2) professional development, both preservice and language skills, and language processing in second language learning; (3) the improvement of content of materials, curricula, and programs; (4) the linguistics and metalinguistic underpinnings of academic learning; (5) the scope, structure, and effectiveness of second language instructional programs; (6) second language attrition following immersion and intensive instruction; and (7) relationships between existing models of second language instruction and instruction for language minority students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intensive Language Courses, Language Maintenance, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Limited English Speaking, Metalinguistics, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Research Needs, Research Projects, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Spanish, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Language Education and Research.