ERIC Number: EJ641817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Expected and Unexpected Literacy Outcomes of Bilingual Students.
Hernandez, Anita C.
Bilingual Research Journal, v25 n3 p301-26 Sum 2001
A study examined writing proficiencies of eight bilingual fifth-graders and their teachers' beliefs about their writing. Writing skills of strong second-language writers equalled those of strong first-language children. Weak second-language writers were not significantly behind first-language writers. Family literacy experiences and the relationship between first and second language proficiencies are discussed. (Contains 55 references.) (Author/TD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Childrens Writing, English (Second Language), Family Influence, Grade 5, Hispanic American Students, Intermediate Grades, Language Proficiency, Literacy, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Writing Ability, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California