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The Effects Of L1 And L2 Instruction On The Metalinguistic Awareness Of Spanish-Speaking Children : A Dissertation ..., Rene Merino Jan 1983

The Effects Of L1 And L2 Instruction On The Metalinguistic Awareness Of Spanish-Speaking Children : A Dissertation ..., Rene Merino

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The Problem: While middle class students can succeed in L2 immersion programs, there is growing evidence that language minority students from low socioeconomic backgrounds do better in Ll programs. Jim Cummins' linguistic interdependency hypothesis resolves this apparent paradox by proposing that middle class students enter school with cognitive academic language proficiencies (CALF), which allow them to succeed in language mismatch situations. He claims that CALF is best developed in Ll and that schools should_teach language minority students in their first language. This study attempted to test the validity of Cummins' CALF construct. It also investigated the effects of Ll and ...


A Comparative Study Of The Effectiveness Of Bilingual Instruction Of Teachers With Competency Certification In Bilingual, Rafael Torres Ramirez Jan 1982

A Comparative Study Of The Effectiveness Of Bilingual Instruction Of Teachers With Competency Certification In Bilingual, Rafael Torres Ramirez

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether students in bilingually designated classes who received B/CC instruction by a teacher with a B/CC Specialist Credential have high gains in reading and math when compared with students who received instruction by a teacher with a B/CC Certificate of Competence or a B/CC Waiver Certificate. This study measured bilingual instruction based on a statistical comparison between student achievement and the kind of bilingual certificate.

PROCEDURES: The data were collected from two school districts: Alum Rock Unified School District in San Jose, California, and Stockton Unified School ...