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National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education

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The Bilingual Education Act : a legislative analysis by Arnold H Leibowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis explicates the federal legislation which is the foundation for many bilingual education efforts in the United States today. The first section sets forth the political background that led to the passage of the Bilingual Education Act of 1968. This background information considers the experiences of the Hispanic population in the southwest, the American Indian, and the European immigrant. The history of restriction and tolerance of non-English-speakers is set forth. The second section is an examination of the existing bilingual education legislation set forth analytically, but with some attention to the evolution from 1968 to 1974 and then 1978. Breadth of coverage, purposes, program design, the allocation process, the application process for program grants, and program administration are discussed. The concluding section addresses the questions raised by Congress and recent reports which suggest future directions and issues for bilingual education. (Jb)
Federal recognition of the rights of minority language groups by Arnold H Leibowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal laws, policies, and court decisions pertaining to the civil rights of minority language groups are reviewed, with an emphasis on political, legal, economic, and educational access. Areas in which progress has been made and those in which access is still limited are identified. It is argued that a continuing federal role is necessary to help remove remaining barriers for minority language citizens. Recommendations are made for coordinating government involvement in the process of assuring equal access. The texts of 18 judicial decisions bearing on access are appended. (Rw)
Spanish in the U.S. setting : beyond the Southwest by Lucía Elías-Olivares( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role and use of Spanish in the geographic areas outside of the U.S. Southwest are examined in a collection of 16 conference papers. The papers address the general topics of language contact, linguistic variation, sociolinguistic factors, and language maintenance policy, and planning. Among the specific issues discussed are: a dialectology of U.S. Spanish, subject-object reversals among New York Hispanics, interference and code switching in contemporary New York Judeo-Spanish, code shifting patterns in Chicano Spanish, Spanish-English bilingual children as peer teachers, bilingual competence, Spanish language resources in the United States, Mexican American language communities in Minnesota cities, and the Hispanic speech community of Washington, D.C. (rw)
Promising practices : a teacher resource (grades K-3)( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a project to help teachers respond to the challenge of teaching content subjects to a variety of limited-English-proficient (lep) learners, this report presents the recommendations of a group of master teachers who first identified promising practices for educating minority language students and then supplemented these by selecting learning activities that exemplify the ways in which the practices can be used successfully in the lep classroom. The 29 promising practices are grouped under four headings: planning; classroom management; teaching procedures; and evaluation. Practices include emphasizing advance preparation, providing additional time for teaching vocabulary; creating opportunities for student-student interaction, instituting a reward system, encouraging parent-student activities, contextualizing instructional language, providing a hierarchy of questioning techniques, building self-esteem, and providing positive reinforcement and feedback. Sample lesson plans are given for each category, and a lesson evaluation checklist is provided that summarizes the 29 practices. A subject index is also included for the following areas: art, health, language arts, math, music, science, and social studies. Contains 11 references. (Lb)
Reading in the bilingual classroom : literacy and biliteracy by Kenneth S Goodman( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issues of reading in bilingual education are examined with a primary focus on the contemporary classroom in the United States. Within bilinqual education, concern for reading has seldom reflected current research and theory, and little research has focused on reading within bilingual programs. In addition to focusing on the specifics of the classroom, issues are discussed in the context of human language and language use now and in the past. The development of literacy in multilingual countries must be based on understanding of linguistic realities in specific locations and must be in tune with political, economic, and cultural realities. The range of possibilities in the school's responses to bilingual or multilingual realities and the kind of literacy program each alternative requires are presented. The series of alternatives focus on maintenance, transitional, and English as a second language programs. Three common assumptions that have dominated curricular suggestions in bilingual literacy programs are discussed, and the range of ways to attend to reading issues in schools with bilingual pupils are examined. Teaching methods, instructional materials, and program evaluation for reading instruction in a bilingual, biliterate curriculum are covered. A list of references and information sources for bilingual bicultural materials is included. (Sw)
Theory, technology, and public policy on bilingual education( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to culture in the classroom by Muriel Saville-Troike( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship of language, culture, and education in the bilingual classroom is explored in this document. Among the topics that are addressed are: the nature and scope of culture; sociocultural influences on learning and teaching; cultural identity; and culture traits and generalizations. Inservice and pre-service training procedures for developing cultural competencies in bilingual educators are recommended. A list of questions that can be asked by teachers in bilingual education programs is provided. These questions address various aspects of culture such as family, religion, interpersonal relationships, food, etc. In addition to the questions, basic data collection skills that are needed to get answers to the different questions are discussed. Ways that cultural information can be applied to classroom practice, curriculum development and evaluation are suggested. Also included are a list of competencies that are important for the cultural component of bilingual programs, as well as a bibliography on the topic of bilingualism and biculturalism in education. (Author/AM)
Fostering home-school cooperation : involving language minority families as partners in education by Emma Violand-Sánchez( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information is presented about parent involvement in general and, specifically, about practical strategies for developing partnerships with language minority parents. A framework is provided for fostering cooperation between home and school, given the special factors that should be considered as non-native English speaking families become more familiar with their new communities. Experiences and approaches of the Arlington, Virginia, Public Schools are described. Factors that affect parental involvement are identified, including: length of U.S. residence, English language proficiency, availability of support groups and bilingual staff, and prior experience. Components of a model program are discussed in terms of (1) a district-level response; and (2) school-based initiatives. For the district level the discussion concerns the following topics: intake center, bilingual staff, long-range management plan, multicultural conference, staff development, staff networking, citizen advisory committees, leadership training for parents, native language resource materials for parents, and parent education projects. School-based initiatives are discussed in terms of: school/community events, bilingual staff, administrative support and leadership, family learning activities, parent education workshops and orientation, bilingual materials for parents, building advisory committees, parent/teacher meetings with interpreters, and special projects for science and math. Activities at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School in Arlington County, Virginia, are reported. An outline for a parent workshop on reading is appended. Contains six references. (Lb)
Integrating language and content instruction : strategies and techniques by Deborah Short( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three principal factors that apply equally to language and content teachers are the focus on an integrated approach to teaching limited English proficient (lep) students in grades 6 through 12. They are: (1) the use of multiple media; (2) the enhancement of students' thinking skills; and (3) student-centered organization of instruction. Strategies and techniques are described for preparing for the integrated approach, helping the lep student adjust to the classroom, adjusting teaching style, teaching multilevel classes, motivating students and providing background knowledge, adapting traditional esl techniques to the content classroom, meeting the students' cognitive academic needs, and checking student comprehension of the content. Suggestions are offered for developing lesson plans, including a lesson plan format and sample lessons. Contains 8 references. (Lb)
Cooperative learning : integrating language and content-area instruction( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning strategies in English as a second language instruction : a teacher's guide( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with the bilingual community by María Estela Brisk( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five papers dealing with parental/community involvement in bilingual education is presented. Maria Estela Brisk discusses the role of the community in bilingual education in light of legislative and judicial issues. Maria B. Cerda and Jean J. Schensul describe in detail a Chicago program designed to train parental leaders in the Hispanic community. Kennith York discusses the Mississippi Choctaw Bilingual Education Program and how parents and community members have contributed to its initiation, growth, and success. Norberto Cruz summarizes his recent research identifying roles and functions of parent advisiory councils serving Title vii Spanish-English programs. Alberto Ochoa examines the need for parental participation, presents three approaches for involving the community, and suggests activities for generating parental interest and support. (Author/SW)
Issues in English language development : information exchange( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching and testing for academic achievement : the role of language development by Muriel Saville-Troike( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for involving LEP students in the all-English-medium classroom : a cooperative learning approach by Connie Cochran( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early childhood programs for language minority children by Helen Nissani( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and content-area instruction for secondary LEP students with limited formal schooling : language arts and social studies( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping limited English proficient students in school : strategies for dropout prevention( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parent involvement : a resource for the education of limited English proficient students by Rudy Careaga( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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George Washington University National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education

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National Clearing House for Bilingual Education (U.S.)

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