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ERIC Number: ED422729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Toward a New Understanding of Language Minority Students' Experiences with Bilingual Education in the United States.
Akkari, Abdeljalil; Loomis, Colleen
Bulletin suisse de linguistique applique, n67 p31-59 Apr 1998
This discussion of bilingual education in the United States begins with a review of the historical and political context in which it has evolved since the late 1800s. Policy issues and some research are examined here. It then outlines the theoretical and conceptual debate, focusing on four major theoretical frameworks used to justify bilingual education: those of linguistic interdependence; vernacular advantage; language transfer; and sociolinguistic/sociocultural theory. An overview of research concerning the effects and effectiveness of bilingual education is offered, distinguishing three periods in research focus. A number of program types or designs are identified, and the future of bilingual education is discussed briefly. (Contains 57 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States