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Grant, Steven A. – Bulletin of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, 1978
Language policy in the United States is examined at the federal and state levels. Topics include the use of the English language, foreign language training and use, discrimination based on language, linguistic minorities, bilingual education, and cultural pluralism. Statutory bases of policies and practices are examined. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
Yu, Connie Young – Civil Rights Digest, 1976
Discusses such topics as educational discrimination against the Chinese in California, school segregation, language and other handicaps preventing Asian American parents from participating in educational policy formation, the growth of bilingual education, ethnic discrimination in textbooks, ethnic studies projects, and counseling problems caused…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Educational Counseling, Educational History
Hayden, Rose L. – Bulletin of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, 1976
Some ways to improve language education and second language competence in an international society and to promote foreign language study are suggested: Realistic achievement goals; efficient and flexible instruction; instruction in pedagogical methods; interdepartmental cooperation; cooperation with bilingual education programs; promoting study…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Language Programs, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nedler, Shari E. – Young Children, 1975
Advocates an approach to bilingual education based on vocabulary development and structure of the English language. Reviews methods that were tested and revised or discarded by the author over an 8-year period--including naturalistic, phonetic and programmed approaches--and describes in some detail the strategy found most effective. (BRT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language)
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Brisk, Maria Estela Allende – Journal of Education, 1981
Outlines the history of multilingual policies in American education, citing cases in the 19th century where children were taught in their native languages. Also discusses court cases that have had an effect on present bilingual education legislation. Calls for a consistent language policy in American schools. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Court Litigation, Educational History
John-Steiner, Vera – Notes from Workshop Center for Open Education, 1978
In discussing the significance of concrete and contextual support in bilingual education, this paper refers to psychological findings regarding the bilingual mind, effective strategies employed by teachers in a number of bilingual programs, and the impact emotional and/or cultural factors have on language. (EB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Classroom Communication, Cultural Influences
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Coryell, Judith; Holcomb, Thomas K. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1997
Historical and current trends, practices, and perspectives regarding manual communication in educating deaf children are discussed, including Manually Coded English systems and American Sign Language. Issues concerning choice of sign language/systems and instructional strategies that support sign usage (such as Total Communication, Simultaneous…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Educational Practices
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Kayser, Hortencia – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1996
This article summarizes the concepts discussed in a five-article clinical forum on cultural/linguistic variation and its implications for assessment and intervention in speech-language pathology. Topics discussed include a need for a paradigm shift in assessment, the socioemotional factors affecting student performance on assessments, bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ballenger, Cynthia – Language and Education, 1997
Explores a discussion in a bilingual education class of Haitian students where a non-teacher-directed discussion format and an emphasis on the students' own questions encourage the use of the students' everyday ways of talking and exploring ideas. The article's analysis of a discussion shows what and how the students are learning in this context.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Discourse Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Tinajero, Josefina Villamil; Hurley, Sandra Rollins – Reading Teacher, 1997
Discusses and dispels four myths about second-language education. Shows that ample evidence favors bilingualism, bilingual education, and literacy in children's native languages as the means to help children grow academically. Offers "best practices" recommendations regarding program, methods, materials, and parental involvement. (SR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Elementary Education
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Fashola, Olatokunbo S.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1996
How Spanish-speaking children spell English words was studied with 38 Spanish-speaking and 34 English-speaking second and third graders. Spanish-speaking students produced more errors that were consistent with the correct application of Spanish phonological and orthographical rules (predicted errors). Implications for bilingual education are…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Elementary Education
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
A chart offers data on federal appropriations for education in the following areas: student assistance; graduate support; institutional aid; bilingual education; library resources; aid to disadvantaged; education for disabled; and miscellaneous programs. Data are for fiscal 1994 spending, fiscal 1995 presidential request, fiscal 1995 approved by…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
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Blanco, George M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 1994
Studied the grammatical knowledge that undergraduates specializing in bilingual education have of their mother tongue. Data collected from an entrance exam, dialog journals and a simulated oral proficiency exam indicate that these students do not have a formal knowledge of grammatical rules but do have a high level of functional grammar. (24…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Students, Data Collection, Dialog Journals
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Medina, Marcello, Jr.; Mishra, Shitala P. – Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingue, 1994
Examined the relationship between Spanish reading achievement and native-language academic performance in mathematics, social studies, and science among limited-English-proficient Mexican Americans and limited- and fluent-Spanish-proficient students in a maintenance bilingual education program. Moderately high, positive, and significant…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Ascher, Carol – New Schools, New Communities, 1995
This article focuses on several current issues in school desegregation that stem from recent changes in demography, policy, and research. Highlighted are changes in student diversity, national desegregation policies, voluntary desegregation, bilingual education, and the effects of these changes on academic achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Demography, Desegregation Effects
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