ERIC Number: EJ577085
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
The "California Reading Initiative": A Formula for Failure for Bilingual Students?
Freeman, David; Freeman, Yvonne S.
Language Arts, v76 n3 p241-48 Jan 1999
Describes the formation of the new "California Reading Initiative" that directly ties school funding to practices such as teaching phonemic awareness and systematic, explicit phonics. Assesses its research base, and discusses problems in teaching Limited-English-Proficient students to read following its directives. Presents research that supports an approach to reading instruction consistent with effective programs for bilingual students. (SR)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Bilingual Education, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness, Limited English Speaking, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Politics of Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, State Aid
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Revealing Language.