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ERIC Number: EJ600054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
The Threshold Hypothesis, Semilingualism, and Other Contributions to a Deficit View of Linguistic Minorities.
MacSwan, Jeff
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v22 n1 p3-45 Feb 2000
Four kinds of reputed evidence for semilingualism or limited bilingualism are rejected as spurious or irrelevant. An alternative explanation of school failure among language minority children focuses on the lack of first-language support and the absence of comprehensible instruction in content-area knowledge. Implications for bilingual education policy and practice are discussed. (Contains 162 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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