ERIC Number: ED336973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Some Research-Based Issues and Recommendations Expressed at the Seminario Internacional Sobre la Educacion Bilingue.
Bernal, Ernesto M.
The first Seminario Internacional Sobre la Educacion Bilingue (International Seminar on Bilingual Education), under the aegis of the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Mexican secretary for public education, brought together professionals from Canada, the United States, and Mexico in Oaxtepec, Mexico in November 1986 to share ideas, interests, and points of view on bilingual education. This report on the meeting summarizes the historical developments in bilingual education in the countries represented, research issues of current concern, and characteristics of current practices from participants' viewpoints. Issues addressed in work sessions included: the concern of some Native American tribes that their languages not be put in written form; insufficient use of the native language by teachers, and students' short exposure to bilingual education; the need for a theory of bilingual learning based on schemata; needs of both handicapped and gifted bilingual children; and native language loss among Mexican Indians. Great differences in the social, linguistic, and political contexts for bilingual education were revealed, but most notable were the contrasting philosophical perspectives of the governments and the pedagogical responses of their institutions. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Mexico; United States