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Trueba, Henry T.; Wright, Pamela G. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1981
Summarizes ethnohistorical development of modern ethnography and assesses potential of this research methodology for study of bilingual classroom interactions. Looks at bilingual classroom from standpoint of conceptual and analytical problems to be faced in dealing with a bilingual and bicultural population. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Ethnography, Interaction Process Analysis
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Clachar, Arlene – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1997
Addresses the social psychological paradox of learning a language, which in one interethnic situation represents the "ingroup" language, while in another interethnic context, it represents the "outgroup" language, a situation characterizing the language-learning experience of most Puerto Rican return migrants (PRRMs). (25…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, College Students, Context Effect, English
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Strubell, Miquel; Chamberlain, Alan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1996
Discusses bilingual educational policies in Catalonia, where the official aim is to reverse a language shift in favor of Catalan. Chamberlain's response focuses on the decline of Catalan under Franco, similarities between some minority languages in Europe and the language situation in Brunei, and the role of the school and the media in language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Diachronic Linguistics, Educational Objectives
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Howard, Douglas P. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1982
Believes extra attention must be focused on language and cultural differences in preparing Individualized Educational Programs. Reports observations from working with Spanish speaking exceptional children in Costa Rica. Describes pilot study conducted to attempt to discover problems associated with administration of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Diagnostic Tests, Exceptional Child Research, Spanish Speaking