ERIC Number: EJ663378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Young Bilingual Children's Perceptions of Bilingualism and Biliteracy: Altruistic Possibilities.
Soto, Lourdes Diaz
Bilingual Research Journal, v26 n3 p599-610 Fall 2002
A study examined 13 bilingual Spanish-speaking children's perceptions of their bilingualism and biliteracy through conversations, collages, and drawings. The children felt the usefulness of becoming biliterate to be embedded in altruistic helping relations with family members and other monolingual speakers. Identity issues surfaced for all the children. (Contains 23 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Altruism, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Elementary Education, English Only Movement, Ethnicity, Hispanic American Students, Participatory Research, Puerto Ricans, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Spanish Speaking
For full text: http://brj.asu.edu/content/vol26 no3/abstracts.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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