ERIC Number: EJ424612
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Scaffolds and Learner Responses in a Two-Way Spanish Immersion Kindergarten.
Peregoy, Suzanne F.
Canadian Modern Language Review, v47 n3 p463-76 Apr 1991
A study used classroom observation in a two-way Spanish immersion kindergarten to identify aspects of the classroom environment that permitted and promoted participation by the English-speaking children despite their limited Spanish proficiency. Two participation structures were analyzed: teacher-directed lessons and child-centered activities. Results are discussed in terms of environmental scaffolds. (19 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Influences, Kindergarten, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship, Two Way Immersion Programs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A