ERIC Number: EJ514869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Second Language Teaching: A Theoretical Baseline for Policy Makers.
Rossier, Robert E.
READ Perspectives, v1 n1 p7-29 Aut 1993
Argues that the theoretical consensus on second language learning, which focuses on instruction in the target language, contradicts the main premises used by bilingual education advocates to gain respectability for bilingual education programs. The roles of translation, transfer, input, and interaction in the Eastman model of bilingual education, used extensively in California, are examined. (Contains 42 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Criticism, Educational Attitudes, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Language Research, Limited English Speaking, Linguistic Input, Linguistic Theory, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training, Transitional Programs, Translation
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: California