ERIC Number: ED439613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
What's Bilingual Education All About? A Guide to Language Learning in Today's Schools.
This publication is intended for parents, teachers, and anyone in the wider community who has an interest in language, language acquisition, and second language learning; bilingual and multilingual education; bilingualism; language, culture, and society; language and power; and literacy. Extensive long-term research was conducted on a number of the complex issues related to language and bilingual education. This book shows how children who study through two languages can achieve higher levels of proficiency in these languages than if they had only studied the languages as academic subjects. With these advantages, and the potential spin-off that bilingual education can have on children's general educational progress and intellectual development, it is becoming a more popular option for parents and children in Australia. A very extensive glossary and suggestions for further reading is included. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Literacy, Multilingualism, Politics of Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Publications and Clearinghouse Manager, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia